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Nelson & Wintergreen : Red Flag Warning Today (High Risk For Wildfires) Freeze Warning Tonight

[ 0 ] April 11, 2012 |

Via NWS: A Red Flag Warning is in effect Wednesday from 11AM to 8PM for Nelson & Wintergreen. A Freeze Warning is also in effect overnight into the mid-morning hours Thursday.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT (High Risk For Wildfires)

Click this link for overnight Freeze Warning info

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
651 AM EDT WED APR 11 2012

AUGUSTA-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-
651 AM EDT WED APR 11 2012

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING FOR CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING FOR CENTRAL VIRGINIA…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITY…25 TO 35 PERCENT

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 MPH.

* FUEL MOISTURE…3 TO 6 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

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