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Fire Weather Watch
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE…RESENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
937 PM EDT WED MAR 23 2016

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CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY-NORTHWEST HOWARD-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD-NORTHWEST HARFORD-SOUTHEAST HARFORD-
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-WESTERN LOUDOUN-EASTERN LOUDOUN-
NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
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937 PM EDT WED MAR 23 2016

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR ALL
MARYLAND COUNTIES WEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY…EASTERN WEST
VIRGINIA…AND NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA DOWN TO
FREDERICKSBURG AND CHARLOTTESVILLE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES…WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* HUMIDITY…25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* WINDS…SOUTH 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* FUEL MOISTURE…LESS THAN 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD VERY
RAPIDLY DUE TO STRONG WINDS…LOW HUMIDITIES AND DRY VEGETATION.

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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URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1012 PM EDT WED MAR 23 2016

…CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY…

.VERY DRY FUELS WILL COMBINE WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
OF 25 TO 30 PERCENT AND SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS TO RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM
LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING
HOURS. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION AFTER SUNSET
THURSDAY AND BRING INCREASED RELATIVE HUMIDITY ALONG WITH RAIN
SHOWERS.

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CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-FRANKLIN-
BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-
HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
1012 PM EDT WED MAR 23 2016

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR LOCATIONS
MAINLY EAST OF A HOT SPRINGS…TO ROANOKE…TO MARTINSVILLE LINE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* 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 033 FRANKLIN…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 BEDFORD…FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 035 AMHERST…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 HENRY…FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 044 PITTSYLVANIA…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045
CAMPBELL…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 046 APPOMATTOX…FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 047 BUCKINGHAM…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 058 HALIFAX AND FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 059 CHARLOTTE.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND VERY LOW FUEL MOISTURE WILL ENHANCE THE THREAT FOR THE
SPREAD OF WILDFIRES FROM LATE THURSDAY MORNING INTO THE EARLY
EVENING HOURS.

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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