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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1042 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059-
311000-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WATAUGA-WILKES-
YADKIN-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-
GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-
CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...DOBSON...
DANBURY...EDEN...YANCEYVILLE...BOONE...WILKESBORO...YADKINVILLE...
TAZEWELL...MARION...BLAND...PEARISBURG...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...
PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY...GALAX...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...
HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...
BUENA VISTA...STUART...ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...AMHERST...
MARTINSVILLE...DANVILLE...LYNCHBURG...APPOMATTOX...SOUTH BOSTON...
KEYSVILLE
1042 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015


...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

A COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL DROP SOUTH ACROSS THE
REGION ON TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE LOWER 60S
TO THE LOWER 70S TUESDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
COULD FALL INTO THE LOWER TO MID 20S FOR SEVERAL HOURS WITH
READINGS POSSIBLY REACHING INTO THE TEENS ALONG THE RIDGES. FINE
FUELS WILL SEE ENHANCED DRYING TUESDAY AS HEATING AND MIXING
COMBINE ALLOWING FUEL MOISTURE LEVELS TO DROP TO NEAR CRITICAL
VALUES DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. WESTERLY WINDS WILL RANGE FROM
AROUND 10 MPH TO 20 MPH. THE RIDGETOP WINDS COULD AVERAGE AROUND
20 TO 25 MPH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS COULD GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF DRY
AIR AND FUELS WILL HEIGHTEN FIRE DANGER.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS FIRE DANGER STATEMENT.

ADDITIONAL FIRE WEATHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RNK


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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
437 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

NCZ012>017-030>032-VAZ048-049-060>098-310800-
NORTHAMPTON NC-HERTFORD-GATES-PASQUOTANK-CAMDEN-INLAND CURRITUCK-
BERTIE-CHOWAN-PERQUIMANS-FLUVANNA-LOUISA-PRINCE EDWARD-CUMBERLAND-
GOOCHLAND-HANOVER-CAROLINE-MECKLENBURG-LUNENBURG-NOTTOWAY-AMELIA-
POWHATAN-CHESTERFIELD-HENRICO-KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX-
WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-BRUNSWICK-
DINWIDDIE-PRINCE GEORGE-CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-GLOUCESTER-
MIDDLESEX-MATHEWS-GREENSVILLE-SUSSEX-SURRY-JAMES CITY-YORK-
SOUTHAMPTON-ISLE OF WIGHT-NEWPORT NEWS/HAMPTON-NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH-
SUFFOLK-CHESAPEAKE-VIRGINIA BEACH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARGARETTSVILLE...AHOSKIE...
ELIZABETH CITY...EDENTON...LOUISA...FARMVILLE...GOOCHLAND...
ASHLAND...SOUTH HILL...CREWE...COLONIAL HEIGHTS...RICHMOND...
TAPPAHANNOCK...LAWRENCEVILLE...PETERSBURG...HOPEWELL...EMPORIA...
WAKEFIELD...WILLIAMSBURG...POQUOSON...FRANKLIN...NEWPORT NEWS...
HAMPTON
437 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST
WINDS WILL PRODUCE AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER THREAT TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GUST UP TO 30 MPH WITH HUMIDITY
LEVELS DROPPING TO BETWEEN 20 TO 30 PERCENT.

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.

VIRGINA RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED BEFORE
4 PM EACH DAY THROUGH APRIL 30TH.

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