Fire Weather Watch – EXPIRED

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A Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening for many counties across the Central VA Blue Ridge Area.

The Fire Weather Watch Has been upgraded and replaced with a Red Flag Warning until Sunday evening. Click here for latest bulletin.

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
705 PM EST SAT NOV 23 2013

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-
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-EASTERN HIGHLAND-
HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-EASTERN GRANT-
EASTERN MINERAL-EASTERN PENDLETON-
705 PM EST SAT NOV 23 2013

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA…MARYLAND
WEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY…AND PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN WEST
VIRGINIA PANHANDLE…

* HUMIDITY…LESS THAN 25 PERCENT.

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

* FUEL MOISTURE…LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
331 PM EST SAT NOV 23 2013

…DRY CONDITIONS…GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
EXPECTED FOR SUNDAY…

.VERY DRY ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA THIS
EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY. THE TIGHTENED PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL
RESULT IN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS DURING THE
MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION…RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW 30 PERCENT DURING THE
AFTERNOON. FUEL MOISTURES WILL BE NEAR THE CRITICAL VALUE OF
8 PERCENT…AND TRENDS WILL BE MONITORED CLOSELY THROUGHOUT THE
DAY BEFORE DETERMINING IF A RED FLAG WARNING IS NECESSARY.

VAZ018>020-022>024-034-035-240445-
/O.CON.KRNK.FW.A.0002.131124T1400Z-131124T2300Z/
CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-BEDFORD-
AMHERST-
331 PM EST SAT NOV 23 2013

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…

* AFFECTED AREA…IN VIRGINIA…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 018 CRAIG…
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 ALLEGHANY VA…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020
BATH… FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 ROANOKE…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023
BOTETOURT… FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024 ROCKBRIDGE…FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 034 BEDFORD AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 AMHERST.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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