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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
1041 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

KYZ101>103-105-OHZ066-067-075-076-083>087-WVZ005>011-013>020-
024>040-046-047-250000-
GREENUP-CARTER-BOYD-LAWRENCE KY-PERRY-MORGAN-ATHENS-WASHINGTON-
JACKSON OH-VINTON-MEIGS-GALLIA-LAWRENCE OH-WAYNE-CABELL-MASON-
JACKSON WV-WOOD-PLEASANTS-TYLER-LINCOLN-PUTNAM-KANAWHA-ROANE-WIRT-
CALHOUN-RITCHIE-DODDRIDGE-MINGO-LOGAN-BOONE-CLAY-BRAXTON-GILMER-
LEWIS-HARRISON-TAYLOR-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-RALEIGH-FAYETTE-NICHOLAS-
WEBSTER-UPSHUR-BARBOUR-POCAHONTAS-RANDOLPH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLATWOODS...GREENUP...GRAYSON...
OLIVE HILL...ASHLAND...LOUISA...NEW LEXINGTON...CROOKSVILLE...
SOMERSET...MCCONNELSVILLE...STOCKPORT...ATHENS...MARIETTA...
BELPRE...JACKSON...WELLSTON...OAK HILL...MCARTHUR...HAMDEN...
POMEROY...GALLIPOLIS...IRONTON...SOUTH POINT...KENOVA...CEREDO...
WAYNE...HUNTINGTON...POINT PLEASANT...NEW HAVEN...RAVENSWOOD...
RIPLEY...PARKERSBURG...VIENNA...ST. MARYS...BELMONT...
PADEN CITY...SISTERSVILLE...MIDDLEBOURNE...HARTS...ALUM CREEK...
HAMLIN...TEAYS VALLEY...HURRICANE...CHARLESTON...
SOUTH CHARLESTON...SAINT ALBANS...SPENCER...ELIZABETH...
GRANTSVILLE...HARRISVILLE...PENNSBORO...WEST UNION...WILLIAMSON...
LOGAN...CHAPMANVILLE...MAN...MADISON...CLAY...SUTTON...GASSAWAY...
BURNSVILLE...GLENVILLE...WESTON...CLARKSBURG...BRIDGEPORT...
GRAFTON...WELCH...GARY...WAR...MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE...
BECKLEY...FAYETTEVILLE...SUMMERSVILLE...RICHWOOD...CRAIGSVILLE...
WEBSTER SPRINGS...BUCKHANNON...PHILIPPI...BELINGTON...MARLINTON...
ELKINS
1041 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

HERE IS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE...

THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND
OCCASIONAL GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE AN ENHANCED DANGER FOR
WILDLAND AND BRUSH FIRES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

OPEN BURNING OF ANY TYPE IS CONSIDERED DANGEROUS AT THIS
TIME...AND IS DISCOURAGED. BE VERY CAREFUL OF HEAT AND SPARKS
WHILE OPERATING ANY EQUIPMENT IN WILDLAND AREAS. IN
ADDITION...AVOID SMOKING IN WILDLAND AREAS...OR TOSSING CIGARETTE
BUTTS.

WEST VIRGINIA LAW PROHIBITS OUTDOOR BURNING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7
AM AND 5 PM EDT.

KENTUCKY LAW PROHIBITS OUTDOOR BURNING WITHIN 150 FEET OF WOODLAND
OR BRUSHLAND BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 AM AND 6 PM.

OHIO LAW PROHIBITS OUTDOOR BURNING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 AM AND 6
PM.


$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
432 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

MDZ021>025-VAZ099-100-242100-
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-
ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMBRIDGE...SALISBURY...CRISFIELD...
PRINCESS ANNE...SNOW HILL...OCEAN CITY...CHINCOTEAGUE...
WALLOPS ISLAND...MELFA...EASTVILLE
432 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THURSDAY...

BREEZY AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL OVER THE MARYLAND AND
VIRGINIA LOWER EASTERN SHORE TODAY. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 25 PERCENT AND WILL COMBINE WITH
SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
THIS WILL RESULT IN INCREASED FIRE DANGER ACROSS THESE AREAS.

RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION HANDLING ANY POTENTIAL
IGNITION SOURCE...INCLUDING MACHINERY...CIGARETTES AND MATCHES. BE
SURE TO PROPERLY DISCARD ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. ANY DRY GRASSES
AND TREE LITTER THAT IGNITE WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD
QUICKLY.

AS A REMINDER...OPEN AIR BURNING IS PROHIBITED BEFORE 4:00 PM IN
VIRGINIA.

$$

DEROSA

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