Wind Advisory Along & West Of BRP Saturday Afternoon : Increased Fire Danger All Areas

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Via NWS : Wind advisories in effect Saturday afternoon across parts of the Blue Ridge along with an increased risk of wildfires. Click on our alerts page (here) for latest updates across the region.
Via NWS : Wind advisories in effect Saturday afternoon across parts of the Blue Ridge along with an increased risk of wildfires. Click on our alerts page (here) for latest updates across the region.

WIND ADVISORY
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
147 AM EST Sat Feb 19 2022

Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Page-Warren-
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-
Including the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft,
Harrisonburg
, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market,
Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Big Meadows,
and Wintergreen

147 AM EST Sat Feb 19 2022

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph,
mainly for elevations above 1500 feet.

* WHERE…Central Virginia Blue Ridge and Northern Virginia Blue
Ridge, and Page, Augusta, Shenandoah, Rockingham and Warren
Counties.

* WHEN…From noon today to 7 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

 

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
250 AM EST Sat Feb 19 2022

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-
Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-
Rockbridge-Bedford-Amherst-Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Bland,
Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd,
New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, Roanoke,
Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bedford, Amherst,
Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Quinwood, Duo,
and Rainelle
250 AM EST Sat Feb 19 2022

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST
THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
expected.

* WHERE…Portions of southwest Virginia, northwest North
Carolina and southeast West Virginia.

* WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 6 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs and weaker trees could be blown down and a few power
outages may result.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
643 AM EST Sat Feb 19 2022

District of Columbia-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-
Cecil-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-Charles-
St. Marys-Calvert-Northwest Montgomery-
Central and Southeast Montgomery-Northwest Howard-
Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-Southeast 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-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-
Central Virginia Blue Ridge

Including the cities of Washington, Frederick, Ballenger Creek,
Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Elkton,
Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park,
Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn,
South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, St. Charles, Waldorf,
Lexington Park, California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown,
Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Germantown,
Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring,
Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen,
Lovingston, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Orange,
Gordonsville, Culpeper, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge,
Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville,
Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria,
Falls Church, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren, Warrenton,
Turnbull, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Big Meadows,
and Wintergreen
643 AM EST Sat Feb 19 2022

…INCREASED FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

Gusty winds are expected this afternoon across much of the area.
Low relative humidities are forecast during this time as well,
with values below 30 percent. While some areas had rain in the
last 24 to 48 hours, windy conditions and low humidity on Friday
will have dried out fuels across the area. All of these factors
combined will result in an elevated risk for the spread of fires
this afternoon.

Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged during this time. Please
refer to your local burn permitting authority on whether you can
burn. If you do burn, use extreme caution and ensure fire
suppression is readily available.

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