Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
517 AM EST Mon Feb 13 2017

VAZ036>039-050-051-055>057-502-132200-
Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison-Orange-Culpeper-Stafford-
Spotsylvania-King George-Southern Fauquier-
Including the cities of Lovingston, Charlottesville,
Stanardsville, Madison, Orange, Gordonsville, Culpeper, Falmouth,
Fredericksburg, Dahlgren, and Turnbull
517 AM EST Mon Feb 13 2017

...Enhanced Threat for the Spread of Wild Fires Today...

Minimum relative humidity will drop to between 20 and 30 percent
today across the Virginia Piedmont into portions of central
Virginia. Gusty northwest winds around 25 to 40 mph are also
expected during this time. The combination of gusty winds...low
relative humidity and low fuel moisture will enhance the threat
for the spread of wildfires today.

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.

$$



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