Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
345 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ043>046-058-059-WVZ042>045-230745-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WATAUGA-WILKES-
YADKIN-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...DOBSON...
DANBURY...EDEN...YANCEYVILLE...BOONE...WILKESBORO...YADKINVILLE...
MARTINSVILLE...DANVILLE...LYNCHBURG...APPOMATTOX...SOUTH BOSTON...
KEYSVILLE...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP...HINTON...HIX...UNION...
LEWISBURG...QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
345 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST OF THE REGION TONIGHT. GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS AT 15 TO 30 MPH FOLLOWING THE FRONT WILL DEVELOP OVERNIGHT
AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH
DRYING FUELS...AND A DROP IN HUMIDITY TO AROUND 30 PERCENT OR
LOWER...WILL MAKE FOR AN INCREASING FIRE THREAT DURING WEDNESDAY
DESPITE THE SPOTTY RAINFALL SEEN TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION HANDLING ANY POTENTIAL
IGNITION SOURCE. BE SURE TO PROPERLY DISCARD ALL SMOKING
MATERIALS. ANY DRY GRASSES AND TREE LITTER THAT IGNITE WILL HAVE
THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY. ACCIDENTAL ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS
ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES.

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