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Wintergreen & Nelson : Red Flag Warning Tuesday : ! Wildfire Potential High !

[ 0 ] April 9, 2012 |

Via NWS: A Red Flag Warning is in effect Tuesday Noon to 8PM for the counties highlighted in red. The potential for wildfires is high.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
839 PM EDT MON APR 9 2012

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-
EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-
ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON
ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-
WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
839 PM EDT MON APR 9 2012

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY FOR
MOST OF MARYLAND…NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA…AND EASTERN
WEST VIRGINIA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING FOR MOST OF MARYLAND…NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
VIRGINIA…AND EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
NOON TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITY…25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* WINDS…NORTHWESTERLY 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* FUEL MOISTURE…5 TO 8 PERCENT ACROSS THE ALLEGHENY HIGHLANDS
AND 3 TO 6 PERCENT ELSEWHERE.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF VERY GUSTY WINDS AND DRY FUELS WILL
PROMOTE RAPID SPREAD OF ANY UNCONTROLLED FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL DURING THE WARNING TIME PERIOD.
A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM
TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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