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Nelson: Red Flag Warning Continues Until 10PM : Freeze Warning Wed AM For Mtns

[ 0 ] April 10, 2012 |

Via NWS: A Red Flag Warning (conditions ripe for wildfires) continues until 8PM EDT for Wintergreen, Nelson & the entire area. A freeze warning also takes effect for the counties in blue early Wednesday morning. This would include interests along and near the BRP in the higher elevations of Nelson County, VA.

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON THE FREEZE WARNING IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS WEDNESDAY.

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
754 PM EDT TUE APR 10 2012

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-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-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-EASTERN GRANT-
WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
754 PM EDT TUE APR 10 2012

…RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

* MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITY…20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. WINDS
WILL SUBSIDE AFTER 10 PM.

* FUEL MOISTURE…3 TO 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF 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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