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Red Flag Warning: CANCELED

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

Via NWS: The areas shaded in red have an increased risk for wildfires on Tuesday due to low humidities and dry conditions. Click on image above for the absolute latest updates.

Fire Weather Advisory
Statement as of 7:28 PM EDT on March 31, 2015

…Red flag warning is cancelled for central Virginia…

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has cancelled
the red flag warning.

The relative humidity will continue to increase and gusty winds
this evening will diminish overnight.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA
Central Virginia Blue Ridge

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
553 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

VAZ025-036-037-504-508-010000-
/O.EXT.KLWX.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150401T0000Z/
AUGUSTA-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-EASTERN HIGHLAND-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-
553 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

…RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR
THE CENTRAL SHENANDOAH VALLEY…PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA
AND THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS OF VIRGINIA.

* HUMIDITY…20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* WINDS…WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* FUEL MOISTURE…5 TO 7 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE WILL ENHANCE THE THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF
WILDFIRES EARLY THIS EVENING.

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.

&&

$$
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1155 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

…GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON…

.DRY AIR REMAINS IN PLACE IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT THAT PASSED
ACROSS THE AREA ON MONDAY…WHICH HAS RESULTED IN VERY LITTLE
RECOVERY OF FUEL MOISTURES. SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE GOING TO
INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTHWESTERLY
FLOW WILL ALSO RESULT IN WARM TEMPERATURES THAT WILL DRIVE
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES TO NEAR 20 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON.
A TIGHTENED PRESSURE GRADIENT AS THE LOW APPROACHES WILL ALSO
SUPPORT STRONG WIND SPEEDS THROUGH SUNSET.

VAZ018>020-022>024-034-035-010000-
/O.EXT.KRNK.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150401T0000Z/
CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-BEDFORD-
AMHERST-
1155 AM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

…RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR PORTIONS OF THE SHENANDOAH
VALLEY…ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS…AND ROANOKE VALLEY…

* AFFECTED COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA…CRAIG..ALLEGHANY
VA…BATH…ROANOKE…BOTETOURT…ROCKBRIDGE…BEDFORD AND
AMHERST.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING…UNTIL 8 PM TODAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES…UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE WILL ENHANCE THE THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF
WILDFIRES UNTIL SUNSET.

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 LARGE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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