High Wind & Fire Danger Increasing Across Parts Of Area Thursday Into Friday

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HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
937 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

Washington-Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany-
Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Western Highland-
Eastern Highland-Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Hardy-Western Grant-
Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-Western Pendleton-
Eastern Pendleton-
Including the cities of Hagerstown, Frostburg, Cumberland,
Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg,
Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Hightown,
Monterey, Romney, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Moorefield, Bayard,
Mount Storm, Petersburg, Elk Garden, Antioch, Keyser, New Creek,
Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville, Fort Ashby, Riverton,
Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle, and Sugar Grove
937 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...West to northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to
  60 mph possible.

* WHERE...Along and east of ridgelines between the Allegheny
  Front and Interstate 81.

* WHEN...From Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power
  lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be
  difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds are most likely in two
  rounds: early Thursday afternoon and again Thursday evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe
location prior to the onset of winds.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
934 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

Washington-Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany-
Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Western Highland-
Eastern Highland-Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Hardy-Western Grant-
Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-Western Pendleton-
Eastern Pendleton-
934 AM EST Wed Dec 1 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHER ELEVATIONS
BETWEEN THE ALLEGHENY FRONT AND INTERSTATE 81...

* WINDS...West to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
  possible.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as around 25 percent possible.

* IMPACTS...The combination of dry conditions, low humidity, and
  strong gusty winds may result in favorable conditions for the
  rapid spread of fires.

* FUEL MOISTURE...Possibly dropping to around 8 percent.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
may occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag
Warnings.


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