Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
515 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

NCZ012>017-030>032-191715-
Northampton-Hertford-Gates-Pasquotank-Camden-Western Currituck-
Bertie-Chowan-Perquimans-
Including the cities of Margarettsville, Ahoskie, Elizabeth City,
and Edenton
515 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...Increased fire danger across most of northeast North Carolina
this afternoon and early evening...

The combination of low relative humidity levels falling to near
25 to 30 percent, and strong, breezy west winds gusting to 25 to
35 mph, will result in elevated fire danger conditions this
afternoon and early evening across northeast North Carolina.

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.

$$

VAZ098>100-191715-
Virginia Beach-Accomack-Northampton-
Including the cities of Chincoteague, Wallops Island, Melfa,
Exmore, Cape Charles, Cheapside, Fishermans Island, Kiptopeke,
Kiptopeke State Park, and Plantation
515 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...Increased fire danger across coastal Virginia this afternoon
and early evening...

The combination of low relative humidity levels falling to 30 to
35 percent, and strong, breezy west winds gusting to 25 to 35 mph,
will result in elevated fire danger conditions this afternoon and
early evening across the Virginia eastern shore and Virginia
Beach.

Virginia residents are reminded that outdoor burning is prohibited
before 4 pm each day through April 30th, and any outdoor burning
is strongly discouraged all day today. 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.

$$

VAZ048-060>062-064>069-509>511-513-515-191715-
Fluvanna-Prince Edward-Cumberland-Goochland-Caroline-Mecklenburg-
Lunenburg-Nottoway-Amelia-Powhatan-Western Louisa-Eastern Louisa-
Western Hanover-Western Chesterfield-
Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)-
Including the cities of Farmville, Goochland, South Hill, Crewe,
Louisa, Mineral, Ashland, Bon Air, Midlothian, and Richmond
515 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...Increased fire danger across central and south central
Virginia this afternoon and early evening...

The combination of low relative humidity levels falling to
near 25 percent, and strong, breezy west winds gusting to 25 to
35 mph, will result in elevated fire danger conditions this
afternoon and early evening in central and south central Virginia.

Virginia residents are reminded that outdoor burning is prohibited
before 4 pm each day through April 30th, and any outdoor burning
is strongly discouraged all day today. 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.

$$

VAZ075>090-092-093-095>097-512-514-516>525-191715-
Westmoreland-Richmond-Northumberland-Lancaster-Brunswick-
Dinwiddie-Prince George-Charles City-New Kent-Gloucester-
Middlesex-Mathews-Greensville-Sussex-Surry-James City-Southampton-
Isle of Wight-Norfolk/Portsmouth-Suffolk-Chesapeake-
Eastern Hanover-Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights)-
Eastern Henrico-Western King William-Eastern King William-
Western King and Queen-Eastern King and Queen-Western Essex-
Eastern Essex-York-Newport News-Hampton/Poquoson-
Including the cities of Lawrenceville, Petersburg, Hopewell,
Emporia, Wakefield, Barham, Gwaltney Corner, Bacons Castle,
Chippokes State Park, Hog Island Game Reserve, Poolesville,
Booth Fork, Williamsburg, Franklin, Mechanicsville, Chesterfield,
Chester, Colonial Heights, Sandston, Aylett, King William,
West Point, King And Queen Court House, Tappahannock,
and Dunnsville
515 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...Increased fire danger across eastern and southeast Virginia
this afternoon and early evening...

The combination of low relative humidity levels falling to 25
to 30 percent, and strong, breezy west winds gusting to 25 to 35
mph, will result in elevated fire danger conditions this
afternoon and early evening across eastern and southeast Virginia.

Virginia residents are reminded that outdoor burning is prohibited
before 4 pm each day through April 30th, and any outdoor burning
is strongly discouraged all day today. 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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