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Enhanced Threat For Wildfires : Red Flag Warning – EXPIRED

[ 1 ] November 24, 2013 |

Most of the Central & Northern Virginia Blue Ridge area are under a Red Flag Warning until Sunday evening. There is an enhanced threat for wildfires due to very low humidity and gusty winds.

RED FLAG WARNING – ENHANCED WILDFIRE THREAT
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1051 AM EST SUN NOV 24 2013

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050>057-501-502-WVZ052-053-242300-
/O.CON.KLWX.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-131124T2300Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-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-BERKELEY-
JEFFERSON-
1051 AM EST SUN NOV 24 2013

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING
FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA…THE EXTREME EASTERN PANHANDLE
OF WEST VIRGINIA…SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON
DC…

* HUMIDITY…FALLING TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* FUEL MOISTURE…LESS THAN 8 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 AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME
FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
417 AM EST SUN NOV 24 2013

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

.VERY DRY ARCTIC AIR OVER THE AREA TODAY WILL COMBINE WITH STRONG
WINDS AND DRY FUELS. THESE CONDITIONS WOULD SUPPORT THE RAPID
SPREAD OF WILDFIRES.

VAZ018>020-022>024-034-035-241800-
/O.UPG.KRNK.FW.A.0002.131124T1400Z-131124T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KRNK.FW.W.0002.131124T1400Z-131124T2300Z/
CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-BEDFORD-
AMHERST-
417 AM EST SUN NOV 24 2013

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PARTS OF THE
ALLEGHANY HIGHLAND AND ROANOKE VALLEY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH HAS BEEN UPGRADED.

* 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 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…20 TO 24 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…RAPID SPREAD OF WILD FIRES.

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 WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE
GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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