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Enhanced Wildfire Threat – EXPIRED

[ 0 ] April 3, 2019 |

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1034 AM EDT Wed Apr 3 2019

VAZ011-018>020-023-024-035-WVZ042>044-507-508-032300-
Giles-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Amherst-Mercer-
Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of Pearisburg, New Castle, Clifton Forge,
Covington, Hot Springs, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista,
Amherst, Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg,
White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
1034 AM EDT Wed Apr 3 2019

...Increased Fire Danger Through This Afternoon...

Westerly winds of 5 to 15 mph, with gusts to 25 mph will occur
this afternoon as a dry front moves across. Relative humidity
values will drop into the 20s. This will dry fuels out and lead to
the threat of rapid spread of any fires, especially in elevations
above 2500 feet.

Winds will start to diminish by dusk.

 

 

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
456 AM EDT Wed Apr 3 2019

Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Page-
Warren-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-
Culpeper-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Stafford-
Spotsylvania-King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-
Eastern Highland-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-
Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Hardy-Eastern Pendleton-
Including the cities of St. Charles, Waldorf, Lexington Park,
California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, North Beach,
Lusby, Prince Frederick, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft,
Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market,
Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Lovingston,
Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Washington, Orange,
Gordonsville, Culpeper, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge,
Lake Ridge, Montclair, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren,
Warrenton, Turnbull, Monterey, Big Meadows, Wintergreen,
Moorefield, Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle,
and Sugar Grove
456 AM EDT Wed Apr 3 2019

...Enhanced fire weather threat this afternoon for areas south
of Interstate 66 and U.S. Highway 50...

A dry cold front will move across the area this afternoon
promoting warm, very dry, and breezy conditions. West Northwest
winds will strengthen between 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 25 to 30
mph and humidities will drop into the 20 to 25 percent. The
strongest winds will occur in northern areas. This will result in
an enhanced fire weather threat or near red flag conditions. Any
fires that develop have the potential to spread rapidly.

Winds will diminish rapidly with sunset this evening, but it will
remain dry tonight with poor moisture recovery.

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