Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
439 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

VAZ025-036-037-503-504-261900-
AUGUSTA-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STAUNTON...WAYNESBORO...
CHARLOTTESVILLE...HIGHTOWN...MONTEREY
439 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES TODAY...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST FREQUENTLY AROUND 20 TO 25 MPH AND THE
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 20 AND 30 PERCENT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF THE GUSTY WINDS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE WILL ENHANCE THE THREAT
FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS CENTRAL VIRGINIA INTO THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS OF
VIRGINIA.

OPEN BURNING OF ANY TYPE IS CONSIDERED VERY HAZARDOUS THIS TIME OF
YEAR. ACCIDENTAL ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF
WILDFIRES.

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