Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 428 AM EDT Sun Mar 14 2021 Garrett-Augusta-Rockingham-Page-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison- Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper-Stafford-Spotsylvania-King George- Southern Fauquier-Western Highland-Eastern Highland- Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Western Pendleton-Eastern Pendleton- Including the cities of Mountain Lake Park, Oakland, Grantsville, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Lovingston, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Washington, Orange, Gordonsville, Culpeper, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren, Turnbull, Hightown, Monterey, Wintergreen, Riverton, Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle, and Sugar Grove 428 AM EDT Sun Mar 14 2021 ...Enhanced Threat for Fire Spread through this evening... Dry fuels, low relative humidity, and gusty westerly winds will produce favorable conditions for wildfire spread through this evening across portions of far western Maryland, eastern West Virginia and central and western Virginia. 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. $$
Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Blacksburg VA 528 AM EDT Sun Mar 14 2021 Montgomery-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke- Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-Henry- Pittsylvania-Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-Halifax-Charlotte- Including the cities of Blacksburg, Galax, Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg, Appomattox, South Boston, and Keysville 528 AM EDT Sun Mar 14 2021 ...Elevated Risk for Wildfires Today... Dry fuels, low relative humidity, and gusty northwest winds from late morning through the late afternoon are expected to result in favorable conditions for wildfires to spread. Residents are urged to exercise caution handling any potential ignition source...including machinery...cigarettes...and matches. Be sure to properly discard all smoking materials. Fire from any dry grasses and tree litter that ignites will have the potential to spread quickly. Virginia residents are reminded that open burning is prohibited before 4 pm each day through April 30th.
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 401 AM EDT Sun Mar 14 2021 District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll- Northern Baltimore-Cecil-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges- Anne Arundel-Extreme Western Allegany- Central and Eastern Allegany-Northwest Montgomery- Central and Southeast Montgomery-Northwest Howard- Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-Southeast Harford- Frederick VA-Clarke-Fairfax-Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria- Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge- Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Western Grant- Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral- 401 AM EDT Sun Mar 14 2021 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA...MUCH OF MARYLAND...EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA... 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 8 AM this morning to 10 PM EDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 to 25 percent. * IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions are expected to develop today. All outdoor burning is discouraged, as fires could rapidly spread and become uncontrollable. * FUEL MOISTURE...3 to 6 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.