Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1147 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ043>046-058-059-WVZ042>045-240000-
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
1147 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014


...INCREASED FIRE DANGER CONTINUES THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON...

VERY DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH...INCLUDING WIND
GUSTS TO 25 MPH...AND HUMIDITY MINIMUMS OF 15 TO 25 PERCENT.
THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS...IN COMBINATION WITH DRYING FOREST
FUELS...WILL MAKE FOR AN INCREASING FIRE THREAT THROUGH LATE THIS
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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