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REDUCED – THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF FIRES TODAY : 1:07 PM

[ 0 ] May 3, 2018 |

…REDUCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF FIRES THIS AFTERNOON…

Minimum relative humidity values are now expected to remain above

30 percent this afternoon, with winds generally 15 mph or less.

Thus, the risk of enhanced threat for rapid fire spread has

decreased.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
650 AM EDT Thu May 3, 2018

District of Columbia-Washington-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-
Anne Arundel-Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-
Central and Eastern Allegany-Northwest Montgomery-
Central and Southeast Montgomery-Northwest Howard-
Central and Southeast Howard-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-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, Baltimore, Bowie,
Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel,
Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, South Gate,
Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, St. Charles, Waldorf,
Lexington Park, California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown,
Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Cumberland,
Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg,
Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Staunton,
Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock,
Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah,
Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Lovingston, Charlottesville,
Stanardsville, Madison, Orange, Gordonsville, Culpeper,
Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston,
Herndon, Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia,
Arlington, Alexandria, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren,
Warrenton, Turnbull, 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,
and Sugar Grove
650 AM EDT Thu May 3 2018

…ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF FIRES TODAY…

Minimum relative humidity values will fall to between 25 and 30
percent this afternoon across portions of northwestern Maryland
east of the Allegheny Front, the Shenandoah Valley, central and
northern Virginia and central and southern Maryland from Baltimore
southward through the Washington DC metro. Sustained southwest
winds between 15 and 20 mph with frequent gusts of 20 to 25 mph
are also expected during this time. The combination of gusty
winds, low relative humidity and very low fuel moisture will
enhance the threat for the spread of fires this afternoon into
early evening.

Residents are urged to exercise caution handling any potential
ignition source, including machinery, cigarettes, and matches. Be
sure to properly discard all smoking materials. Any dry grasses
and tree litter that ignite will have the potential to spread
quickly. Please check with local officials regarding any open
burning laws.

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