Enhanced Fire Danger Today Across A Large Part Of The Blue Ridge (Sunday 4.3.22)

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ENHANCED FIRE DANGER TODAY

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
400 AM EDT Sun Apr 3 2022

Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Page-Warren-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-
Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper-Stafford-Spotsylvania-
King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-
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, Lovingston,
Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Washington, Orange,
Gordonsville, Culpeper, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren,
Warrenton, Turnbull, Big Meadows, and Wintergreen
400 AM EDT Sun Apr 3 2022

…ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES THIS AFTERNOON…

Minimum relative humidity will drop to between 25 and 30 percent
across portions of northern and central Virginia while west to
northwest winds gust frequently between 25 and 35 mph. The
strongest winds will coincide with the lowest humidity during the
mid to late afternoon hours.

Fuel moisture will dry out during this time. The combination of
low fuel moisture, low relative humidity, and gusty winds will
enhance the threat for the spread of wildfires.

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.

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
413 AM EDT Sun Apr 3 2022

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Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-
Bedford-Amherst-Henry-Pittsylvania-Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-
Halifax-Charlotte-
Including the cities of Tazewell, Marion, Bland, Pearisburg,
Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop,
Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, New Castle, Roanoke, Salem,
Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford,
Amherst, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg, Appomattox,
South Boston, and Keysville
413 AM EDT Sun Apr 3 2022

…ENHANCED FIRE DANGER TODAY…

West to northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph, will gust up to 20 to 30
mph this afternoon. Humidity levels dropping 25 to 35 percent,
will combine with the wind to dry out fuels and enhance the threat
of the spread of wildfires.

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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