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Red Flag Warning : CANCELLED

[ 0 ] November 20, 2016 |
Via NWS : The areas highlighted in read are at a high risk for wildfires into early evening Sunday 11.20.15

Via NWS : The areas highlighted in red are at a high risk for wildfires into early evening Sunday 11.20.15

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
425 PM EST SUN NOV 20 2016

…RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS CANCELLED
THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR THIS EVENING.

WHILE GUSTY WINDS CONTINUE…RELATIVE HUMIDITIES HAVE RISEN ABOVE
CRITERIA.

RED FLAG WARNING – CANCELLED
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
346 AM EST SUN NOV 20 2016

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-KING GEORGE-NORTHERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
CENTRAL VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE-
346 AM EST SUN NOV 20 2016

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR CENTRAL
AND WESTERN VIRGINIA AND THE PIEDMONT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES…WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HUMIDITY…25 TO 30 PERCENT.

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

* FUEL MOISTURE…5 TO 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY QUICKLY GET OUT OF
CONTROL AND BECOME DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.

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
209 AM EST SUN NOV 20 2016

…RED FLAG WARNING TODAY MAINLY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE…
INCLUDING THE ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEYS…

.VERY DRY AIR WILL BE POURING IN ON GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS TODAY.
THE COMBINATION OF WINDS…LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS WILL
INCREASE THE RISK OF WILDFIRE SPREAD.

ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-
CHARLOTTE-
209 AM EST SUN NOV 20 2016

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE VIRGINIA FOOTHILLS
AND PIEDMONT…AS WELL AS THE SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH AND ROANOKE
VALLEYS….

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM
THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA…IN VIRGINIA…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 ROANOKE…
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 BOTETOURT…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024
ROCKBRIDGE…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 PATRICK…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.

* TIMING…MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 50 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE 40S.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT START WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY.

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT…
HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/ER/RNK/EMER/EMER_FIRE.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE)

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