HIGH WIND WARNING Some Areas – Elevated Fire Danger This Afternoon Along With Gusty Winds

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Via NWS : There’s an increased risk of wildfire this afternoon along with very gusty winds as srong cold front passes the area.
HIGH WIND WARNING! 

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

919 AM EST SAT NOV 19 2016

EASTERN HIGHLAND-NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-EASTERN PENDLETON-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…MONTEREY…BIG MEADOWS…WINTERGREEN…

BRANDYWINE…FRANKLIN…OAK FLAT…RUDDLE…SUGAR GROVE

919 AM EST SAT NOV 19 2016

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST SUNDAY NIGHT…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT

EST SUNDAY NIGHT. THE WIND ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…EARLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.
* WINDS…ABOVE 2500 FEET NORTHWEST 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS
  AROUND 60 MPH. WINDS BELOW 2500 FEET 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS

  AROUND 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DAMAGING WINDS WILL BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES.
  POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY. TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY

  FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS

OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER ON SATURDAY
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
414 PM EST FRI NOV 18 2016

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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…STUARTS DRAFT…
HARRISONBURG…STRASBURG…WOODSTOCK…MOUNT JACKSON…
NEW MARKET…WINCHESTER…LURAY…SHENANDOAH…STANLEY…
FRONT ROYAL…BERRYVILLE…LOVINGSTON…CHARLOTTESVILLE…
STANARDSVILLE…MADISON…WASHINGTON…ORANGE…GORDONSVILLE…
CULPEPER…DALE CITY…MANASSAS…WOODBRIDGE…LAKE RIDGE…
MONTCLAIR…RESTON…HERNDON…ANNANDALE…CENTREVILLE…
CHANTILLY…MCLEAN…FRANCONIA…ARLINGTON…ALEXANDRIA…
FALMOUTH…FREDERICKSBURG…DAHLGREN…WARRENTON…TURNBULL…
HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…PURCELLVILLE…LEESBURG…ASHBURN…
STERLING…BIG MEADOWS…WINTERGREEN
414 PM EST FRI NOV 18 2016

…ELEVATED FIRE DANGER ON SATURDAY…

UNUSUALLY DRY ANTECEDENT CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH GUSTY WINDS
ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT CROSSING THE AREA WILL RESULT IN
ELEVATED FIRE DANGER SATURDAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES MAY DROP
CLOSE TO 30 PERCENT FOR A TIME WHILE WINDS MAY GUST TO 40 MPH AS
THE FRONT PASSES.

ANY ONGOING FIRES, CONTROLLED OR OTHERWISE, COULD QUICKLY GET OUT
OF CONTROL AND GROW RAPIDLY IN THESE CONDITIONS. THEREFORE,
OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED ON SATURDAY.

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT EST SUNDAY NIGHT
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
309 AM EST SAT NOV 19 2016

DCZ001-MDZ003>006-011-013-014-018-502>508-VAZ025>031-040-052>054-
501-504>508-WVZ050>053-055-502-504-506-191615-
/O.NEW.KLWX.WI.Y.0015.161119T1700Z-161121T0500Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-
CALVERT-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-
RAPPAHANNOCK-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-WESTERN LOUDOUN-EASTERN LOUDOUN-
NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-EASTERN GRANT-
EASTERN MINERAL-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…HAGERSTOWN…FREDERICK…
BALLENGER CREEK…ELDERSBURG…WESTMINSTER…REISTERSTOWN…
COCKEYSVILLE…BALTIMORE…BOWIE…SUITLAND-SILVER HILL…
CLINTON…COLLEGE PARK…GREENBELT…LAUREL…CAMP SPRINGS…
GLEN BURNIE…ANNAPOLIS…SEVERN…SOUTH GATE…SEVERNA PARK…
ARNOLD…ODENTON…CHESAPEAKE BEACH…HUNTINGTOWN…DUNKIRK…
NORTH BEACH…LUSBY…PRINCE FREDERICK…CUMBERLAND…
GERMANTOWN…DAMASCUS…BETHESDA…ROCKVILLE…GAITHERSBURG…
SILVER SPRING…LISBON…COLUMBIA…ELLICOTT CITY…
JARRETTSVILLE…ABERDEEN…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…
STUARTS DRAFT…HARRISONBURG…STRASBURG…WOODSTOCK…
MOUNT JACKSON…NEW MARKET…WINCHESTER…LURAY…SHENANDOAH…
STANLEY…FRONT ROYAL…BERRYVILLE…DALE CITY…MANASSAS…
WOODBRIDGE…LAKE RIDGE…MONTCLAIR…RESTON…HERNDON…
ANNANDALE…CENTREVILLE…CHANTILLY…MCLEAN…FRANCONIA…
ARLINGTON…ALEXANDRIA…WARRENTON…MONTEREY…PURCELLVILLE…
LEESBURG…ASHBURN…STERLING…BIG MEADOWS…WINTERGREEN…
ROMNEY…PAW PAW…MARTINSBURG…CHARLES TOWN…SHEPHERDSTOWN…
MOOREFIELD…PETERSBURG…ANTIOCH…KEYSER…NEW CREEK…
RIDGEVILLE…RUSSELLDALE…HEADSVILLE…FORT ASHBY…BRANDYWINE…
FRANKLIN…OAK FLAT…RUDDLE…SUGAR GROVE
309 AM EST SAT NOV 19 2016

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT EST SUNDAY
NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
MIDNIGHT EST SUNDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING…EARLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN LIMBS…TREES…AND POWER
LINES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS TODAY INTO SUNDAY
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
642 AM EST SAT NOV 19 2016

…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS TODAY INTO SUNDAY…

.A POTENT COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA BY THIS AFTERNOON.
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL QUICKLY INCREASE BEHIND THE FRONT AND
PERSIST INTO SUNDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR LATER
TODAY INTO THE OVERNIGHT AS MUCH COLDER AIR ARRIVES.

NCZ003-019-VAZ007-009>014-018>020-022>024-032>035-191945-
/O.CON.KRNK.WI.Y.0013.161119T1500Z-161121T0000Z/
SURRY-WILKES-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-
CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-
FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…DOBSON…WILKESBORO…TAZEWELL…
MARION…BLAND…PEARISBURG…WYTHEVILLE…RADFORD…PULASKI…
BLACKSBURG…NEW CASTLE…CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…
HOT SPRINGS…ROANOKE…SALEM…FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…
BUENA VISTA…STUART…ROCKY MOUNT…BEDFORD…AMHERST
642 AM EST SAT NOV 19 2016

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM EST SUNDAY…

* LOCATIONS…ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE INCLUDING THE FOOTHILLS.

* HAZARDS…STRONG WIND GUSTS.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 OR 55
MPH.

* TIMING…MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS…DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES ARE POSSIBLE. DOWNED
POWER LINES MAY SPARK FIRE THAT COULD SPREAD QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS OF
THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE EXTRA
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.

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