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RED FLAG WARNING : High Risk Of Wildfires Today

[ 0 ] March 11, 2021 |

A Red Flag Warning is in effect today from 11 AM until 6 PM. During this time there’s a high risk of wildfires across the area.

RED FLAG WARNING
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
328 AM EST Thu Mar 11 2021

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Clarke-Eastern Highland-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-
Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-
Eastern Pendleton-
328 AM EST Thu Mar 11 2021

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHWEST VIRGINIA…EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA…AND WESTERN
MARYLAND…

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which
is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 6 PM EST this evening.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WINDS…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…19 to 25 percent.

* IMPACTS…Critical fire weather conditions are likely to develop
today. All outdoor burning is discouraged, as fires could
rapidly spread and become uncontrollable.

* FUEL MOISTURE…4 to 8 percent for fine fuels.

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. Be careful of heat and sparks
while operating any equipment, and avoid smoking in wildland
areas.

Residents are reminded that open air burning is prohibited before
4 PM in Maryland and Virginia, and before 5 PM in West Virginia.

&&

$$
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
328 AM EST Thu Mar 11 2021

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District of Columbia-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-
Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-Charles-St. Marys-
Calvert-Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
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 Loudoun-
Eastern Loudoun-
328 AM EST Thu Mar 11 2021

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST
THIS EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL
AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA…CENTRAL MARYLAND…AND THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA…

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Red Flag Warning for low humidity and gusty winds, which
is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 6 PM EST this evening.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WINDS…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…20 to 30 percent.

* IMPACTS…Critical fire weather conditions are likely to develop
today. All outdoor burning is discouraged, as fires could
rapidly spread and become uncontrollable.

* FUEL MOISTURE…5 to 8 percent for fine fuels.

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. Be careful of heat and
sparks while operating any equipment, and avoid smoking in
wildland areas.

Residents are reminded that open air burning is prohibited before
4 PM in Maryland and Virginia.

&&

$$
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
324 AM EST Thu Mar 11 2021

…Very Dry and Breezy Today…

.Southwest winds will increase ahead of an approaching cold
front today. Wind gusts to 30 mph are possible, especially east
of U.S. Highway 29. The combination of gusty winds, low relative
humidity values, and very dry conditions will favor rapid rates of
spread if a wildfire occurs.

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/O.UPG.KRNK.FW.A.0001.210311T1500Z-210312T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KRNK.FW.W.0001.210311T1500Z-210312T0000Z/
Bedford-Amherst-Pittsylvania-Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-
Halifax-Charlotte-
324 AM EST Thu Mar 11 2021

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING FOR WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FOR
SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Red Flag
Warning for winds and low relative humidity values, which is in
effect from 10 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 034 Bedford,
Fire Weather Zone 035 Amherst, 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…Mid morning through this evening.

* Winds…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative Humidity…As low as 22 percent.

* Temperatures…In the mid 70s.

* Impacts…If a wildland fire occurs, expect rapid rates of
spread…control will be difficult.

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
324 AM EST Thu Mar 11 2021

…Very Dry and Breezy Today…

.Southwest winds will increase ahead of an approaching cold
front today. Wind gusts to 30 mph are possible, especially east
of U.S. Highway 29. The combination of gusty winds, low relative
humidity values, and very dry conditions will favor rapid rates of
spread if a wildfire occurs.

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/O.NEW.KRNK.FW.W.0001.210311T1500Z-210312T0000Z/
Bath-Rockbridge-
324 AM EST Thu Mar 11 2021

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING FOR WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FOR …

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Red Flag
Warning for Rockbridge and Bath Counties, which is in effect from
10 AM this morning to 7 PM EST this evening.

* Affected Area…In Virginia, Fire Weather Zone 020 Bath and
Fire Weather Zone 024 Rockbridge.

* Timing…Mid morning through this evening.

* Winds…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative Humidity…As low as 23 percent.

* Temperatures…In the upper 60s.

* Impacts…If a wildland fire occurs, expect rapid rates of
spread…control will be difficult.

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.

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