Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
448 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

VAZ012>014-016>020-022>024-032>035-261900-
WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-
ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...
BLACKSBURG...GALAX...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...
COVINGTON...HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...SALEM...FINCASTLE...
LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...STUART...ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...
AMHERST
448 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014


...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PASS SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE REGION THIS
MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL STAY GUSTY THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON...WITH SPEEDS UP TO 25 MPH. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH
THE MIXING OF MUCH DRIER AIR TO THE SURFACE AND DAYTIME HEATING
WILL CAUSE SMALLER FUELS...SUCH AS LEAF LITTER AND GRASSES TO DRY
FURTHER. THIS WILL LEAD TO ENHANCED FIRE DANGER WHICH COULD
RESULT IN THE RAPID SPREAD OF FIRES.

OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED ESPECIALLY NEAR THE BLUE
RIDGE TODAY WHERE FIRES ARE MORE APT TO GET OUT OF CONTROL.
REMEMBER TO USE CAUTION WHEN DISCARDING ANY SMOKING MATERIALS.


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