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Red Flag Warning – EXPIRED

[ 0 ] March 13, 2014 |

Via NWS: Many Central Virginia Blue Ridge counties are under a Red Flag Warning for increased wildfire danger today until 6PM

Expired and replaced with Fire Weather Watch on Friday. Click Here.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
ENHANCED POTENTIAL OF FIRE SPREAD TODAY

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
424 AM EDT THU MAR 13 2014

…ENHANCED POTENTIAL OF FIRE SPREAD TODAY…

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-

424 AM EDT THU MAR 13 2014

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT
THIS EVENING FOR HIGH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL VIRGINIA EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING FOR HIGH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HUMIDITY…20 TO 25 PERCENT.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* FUEL MOISTURE…LESS THAN 10 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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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