Increased Fire Danger Across Parts Of The Blue Ridge Today (Sunday 5.20.2022)

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Via NWS Blacksburg : A significant portion of our area is in an increased risk for wildfires this Sunday afternoon - March 20, 2022. Click image above for latest from NWS.
Via NWS Blacksburg : A significant portion of our area is in an increased risk for wildfires this Sunday afternoon – March 20, 2022. Click image above for latest from NWS.
INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1036 AM EDT Sun Mar 20 2022

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Marion,
Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop,
Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle,
Lexington, Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst,
Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg, Appomattox, South Boston,
and Keysville
1036 AM EDT Sun Mar 20 2022

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
AND NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA...

Winds will gust from the northwest at 20 to 30 mph this afternoon.
Humidity levels drop below 35 percent in the mountains and below
25 percent in the foothills and piedmont. These winds and low
relative humidity values will create an increased fire danger this
afternoon through around sunset. Wind speeds will decrease around
sunset.

Outdoor burning is discouraged. Please refer to your local burn
permitting authorities on whether you can burn. Use caution with
any potential ignition sources such as campfires and cigarettes.

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