weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

One product issued by NWS for: 4 Miles WSW Dahlgren VA
Share |


Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
958 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

MDZ016>018-VAZ025>027-029-030-036>040-050>052-055>057-501-502-504-
507-508-311000-
/O.CON.KLWX.FW.A.0001.150331T1500Z-150331T2200Z/
CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-
WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-
CULPEPER-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-STAFFORD-
SPOTSYLVANIA-KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-
958 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR HIGH WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
VIRGINIA AS WELL AS SOUTHERN MARYLAND.

* HUMIDITY...20 TO 30 PERCENT. THE LOWEST VALUES ARE EXPECTED
  ACROSS CENTRAL VIRGINIA TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH. THE
  HIGHEST GUSTS WILL BE ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS OF THE BLUE RIDGE
  MOUNTAINS AND POTOMAC HIGHLANDS.

* FUEL MOISTURE...5 TO 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
  AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE MAY ENHANCE THE THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRES LATE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND
POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$




U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: May 16, 2007
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE