Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
935 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER ON WEDNESDAY...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST OF THE AREA TONIGHT. STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT OVERNIGHT
AND CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF WEDNESDAY. THESE WINDS IN
COMBINATION WITH AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DROPPING BELOW 30
PERCENT ALONG WITH DRYING FUELS WILL RESULT IN ENHANCED FIRE
DANGER BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-047-231000-
/O.CON.KRNK.FW.A.0003.140423T1500Z-140424T0000Z/
TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-
CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-BUCKINGHAM-
935 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...MAINLY IMPACTING
SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN VIRGINIA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 TAZEWELL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 009 SMYTH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 BLAND...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 GILES...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 WYTHE...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 PULASKI...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014
  MONTGOMERY... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 GRAYSON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  016 CARROLL... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 FLOYD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  018 CRAIG...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 ALLEGHANY VA...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 020 BATH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 ROANOKE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 023 BOTETOURT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024 ROCKBRIDGE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 032 PATRICK... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 033
  FRANKLIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 BEDFORD... FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  035 AMHERST AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 047 BUCKINGHAM.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...IN THE 20 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...GUSTY
  WINDS AND DRYING VEGETATION WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE
  FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SPREAD OF WILDFIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/ER/RNK/EMER/EMER_FIRE.PHP (ALL LOWER CASE)



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