Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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000 WWUS81 KAKQ 231142 RFWAKQ URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA 742 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014 MDZ021>025-240000- /O.CON.KAKQ.FW.W.0002.140423T1600Z-140424T0000Z/ DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES- 742 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE LOWER MARYLAND SHORE... * WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. * HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT. * FUEL MOISTURE...LESS THAN 8 PERCENT * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRYING VEGETATION...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SPREAD OF WILDFIRES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. && $$ VAZ048-049-061>064-068>078-081>086-089>091-094-099-100-240000- /O.CON.KAKQ.FW.W.0002.140423T1600Z-140424T0000Z/ FLUVANNA-LOUISA-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-HANOVER-CAROLINE-AMELIA- POWHATAN-CHESTERFIELD-HENRICO-KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX- WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-PRINCE GEORGE- CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-GLOUCESTER-MIDDLESEX-MATHEWS-SURRY- JAMES CITY-YORK-NEWPORT NEWS/HAMPTON-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA- 742 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA... * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 22 PERCENT. * FUEL MOISTURE...LESS THAN 7 PERCENT * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRYING VEGETATION...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SPREAD OF WILDFIRES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. && $$

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