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175 WWUS81 KLWX 160838 SPSLWX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 438 AM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018 DCZ001-MDZ003>006-011-013-014-016>018-502>508-VAZ027-028-030-031- 052>055-057-501-502-505>507-WVZ050>053-055-502-504-162200- District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll- Northern Baltimore-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel- Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-Central and Eastern Allegany- Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery- Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford- Southeast Harford-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Warren-Clarke- Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax- Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-King George- Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun- Eastern Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Hampshire-Morgan- Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Eastern Grant-Eastern Mineral- Including the cities of Washington, Hagerstown, Frederick, Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, St. Charles, Waldorf, Lexington Park, California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Cumberland, Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Front Royal, Berryville, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria, Falmouth, Dahlgren, Warrenton, Turnbull, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Big Meadows, Romney, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Moorefield, Petersburg, Antioch, Keyser, New Creek, Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville, and Fort Ashby 438 AM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018 ...Enhanced threat for the spread of wild fires today... Minimum relative humidity will drop to near 20 to 30 percent late this morning and afternoon across much of Maryland, northern Virginia and portions of eastern West Virginia. Sustained northwest winds around 15 to 25 mph with frequent gusts of 30 to 35 mph are also expected during this time. The combination of gusty winds...low relative humidity and low fuel moisture will enhance the threat for the spread of wildfires late this morning into early this evening. 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. $$

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