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Weather Alert : Red Flag Warning Upgrade For Some Counties – Wildfire Potential High

[ 0 ] March 30, 2020 |

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Any Fires Set Today Will Easily Become Wildfires
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1241 PM EDT Mon Mar 30 2020

...Any Fires Set Today Will Easily Become Wildfires...

.The combination of low relative humidities, strong winds, warm
temperatures, and low fuel moisture are the right ingredients for
prompting any fires to spread quickly, and become out of control.
The setting of fires today is highly discouraged, or any fires
unintentionally set will quickly become a wildfire.

Carroll-Floyd-Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-
Bedford-Amherst-
1241 PM EDT Mon Mar 30 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR AREAS ALONG AND NEAR THE CREST
OF THE BLUE RIDGE FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA BORDER TO THE LEXINGTON
AND AMHERST REGIONS...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Affected Area...In Virginia, Carroll, Floyd, Roanoke, Botetourt,
  Rockbridge, Patrick, Franklin, Bedford, and Amherst counties
  including the Independent Cities of Galax, Roanoke, Salem,
  Lexington, and Buena Vista.

* Winds...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 17 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires today will quickly become wildfires.

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.weather.gov/rnk/fire (all lower case)

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