!! Expired !! Enhanced Wildfire Danger Today – Very Gusty Winds (Tuesday 2.21.23)

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!! EXPIRED!!

ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES THIS AFTERNOON 
Special Weather Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
552 AM EST Tue Feb 21 2023

Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-
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 Highland-
Eastern Highland-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-
Including the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft,
Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market,
Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville,
Lovingston, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Washington,
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, Hightown, Monterey, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn,
Sterling, Big Meadows, and Wintergreen
552 AM EST Tue Feb 21 2023

...ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES THIS AFTERNOON...

West winds of 20 to 30 mph will gust to 40 to 50 mph will develop
this afternoon into early this evening across central Virginia,
northern Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley. These westerly winds
will be accompanied by minimum relative humidity values of 20 to
30 percent. Although fuels are relatively damp owing to recent
rainfall, they will quickly dry out, leading to an enhanced 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.

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EST THIS EVENING
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
358 AM EST Tue Feb 21 2023

District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-
Northern Baltimore-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-
Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Southeast Harford-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Warren-Clarke-Nelson-
Albemarle-Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper-
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Northern Fauquier-
Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-Hampshire-
Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-
Including the cities of Washington, Hagerstown, Frederick,
Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown,
Cockeysville, Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton,
College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie,
Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton,
Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg,
Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville,
Aberdeen, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market,
Winchester, Front Royal, Berryville, 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, Warrenton, Turnbull,
Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Romney, Paw Paw,
Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, and Moorefield
358 AM EST Tue Feb 21 2023

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EST
THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 50 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...The Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan areas,
  northern and central Virginia, and eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon 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.

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