Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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000 WWUS81 KAKQ 011943 SPSAKQ SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA 343 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015 VAZ048-049-060>076-079>083-087>090-020800- FLUVANNA-LOUISA-PRINCE EDWARD-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-HANOVER- CAROLINE-MECKLENBURG-LUNENBURG-NOTTOWAY-AMELIA-POWHATAN- CHESTERFIELD-HENRICO-KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX- WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-BRUNSWICK-DINWIDDIE-PRINCE GEORGE- CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-GREENSVILLE-SUSSEX-SURRY-JAMES CITY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOUISA...FARMVILLE...GOOCHLAND... ASHLAND...SOUTH HILL...CREWE...COLONIAL HEIGHTS...RICHMOND... TAPPAHANNOCK...LAWRENCEVILLE...PETERSBURG...HOPEWELL...EMPORIA... WAKEFIELD...WILLIAMSBURG 343 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015 ...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THURSDAY AFTERNOON... THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PRODUCE AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER THREAT THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 20 TO 30 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION HANDLING ANY POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCE...INCLUDING MACHINERY...CIGARETTES...AND MATCHES. BE SURE TO PROPERLY DISCARD ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. ANY DRY GRASSES AND TREE LITTER THAT IGNITE WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY. VIRGINIA RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED BEFORE 4 PM EACH DAY THROUGH APRIL 30TH. $$ BROWN

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