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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
509 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ016-018-020>022-025>031-035-037-038-041-115-
116-135>137-080000-
Lincoln-McDuffie-Columbia-Richmond-Burke-Chesterfield-McCormick-
Newberry-Fairfield-Kershaw-Edgefield-Saluda-Lexington-Richland-
Lee-Aiken-Sumter-Barnwell-Calhoun-Clarendon-Bamberg-
Northern Lancaster-Southern Lancaster-Northwestern Orangeburg-
Central Orangeburg-Southeastern Orangeburg-
Including the cities of Lincolnton, Thomson, Martinez, Evans,
Augusta, Hephzibah, Waynesboro, Cheraw, Pageland, Mccormick,
Newberry, Winnsboro, Winnsboro Mills, Camden, Lugoff, Edgefield,
Johnston, Saluda, Ridge Spring, Seven Oaks, West Columbia, Cayce,
Lexington, Red Bank, Oak Grove, Columbia, Bishopville, Aiken,
North Augusta, Sumter, Barnwell, Williston, Blackville,
St. Matthews, Manning, Summerton, Bamberg, Denmark, Indian Land,
Lancaster, Elgin, Lancaster Mill, North, Orangeburg,
and Holly Hill
509 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON...

Elevated fire danger conditions are expected to develop this
afternoon behind a dry cold front. Minimum relative humidity
values expected to drop to 20 to 25 percent with wind gusts
upwards of 25 mph at times. The combination of the low relative
humidity, gusty winds, and drying fuels will lead to elevated fire
danger conditions into this evening.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn today. If you do burn, you are advised to use
extreme caution.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
405 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

NCZ087-096-099-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-054>056-058-059-080000-
Robeson-Bladen-Columbus-Marlboro-Darlington-Dillon-Florence-
Marion-Williamsburg-Coastal Horry-Inland Georgetown-
Coastal Georgetown-Central Horry-Northern Horry-
Including the cities of Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro,
Whiteville, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Bennettsville,
McColl, Hartsville, Darlington, North Hartsville, Dillon,
Florence, Marion, Mullins, Kingstree, Myrtle Beach, Socastee,
North Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Little River, Andrews,
Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, Conway, Longs, Bucksport, Loris,
Green Sea, and Aynor
405 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

The combination of low fuel moistures, low relative humidity, and
gusty W TO NW winds will lead to elevated fire danger conditions
this afternoon through early this evening. Conditions will be
favorable for outdoor fires to grow quickly, potentially to
quickly become uncontrollable.

Elevated fire danger conditions may also redevelop on Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn. If you do, you are advised to use extreme caution.

&&

$$
dch

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
356 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

NCZ038-039-073>077-083>086-088-080000-
DAVIDSON-RANDOLPH-STANLY-MONTGOMERY-MOORE-LEE-HARNETT-ANSON-
RICHMOND-SCOTLAND-HOKE-CUMBERLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEXINGTON, THOMASVILLE, ASHEBORO,
ARCHDALE, ALBEMARLE, TROY, SOUTHERN PINES, PINEHURST, ABERDEEN,
CARTHAGE, SANFORD, LILLINGTON, ANGIER, BUIES CREEK, ERWIN, DUNN,
WADESBORO, POLKTON, ROCKINGHAM, ELLERBE, LAURINBURG,
CAMP MACKALL, WAGRAM, RAEFORD, FAYETTEVILLE, SPRING LAKE,
AND HOPE MILLS
356 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON...

The combination of low fuel moistures, low relative humidity, and
gusty northwesterly winds will result in elevated fire danger
conditions this afternoon. Conditions will be favorable for
outdoor fires to grow quickly, increasing the danger of a
wildfire.

Elevated fire danger conditions may also be experienced on
Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn. If you do, you are advised to use extreme caution.


$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
328 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

GAZ018-026-028-029-NCZ035>037-056-057-068>072-082-501>510-
SCZ001>014-019-080000-
Stephens-Franklin-Hart-Elbert-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Catawba-
Rowan-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union NC-
Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-
McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-Rutherford Mountains-
Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-
Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-
Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-York-
Anderson-Abbeville-Laurens-Union SC-Chester-Greenwood-
328 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

Gusty winds and low relative humidity will develop this afternoon
across the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia. Fuels will dry
out quickly this afternoon, which will create conditions ripe for
an increased risk of wildfires.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn Friday. If you do burn, use extreme caution since
fires can quickly get out of hand under these conditions.

$$

Krentz

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
324 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

GAZ085-086-090>093-096>098-102>113-071900-
Johnson-Emanuel-Chattahoochee-Marion-Schley-Macon-Bleckley-
Laurens-Treutlen-Stewart-Webster-Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski-
Wilcox-Dodge-Telfair-Wheeler-Montgomery-Toombs-
257 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING
FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND
GUSTY WINDS.

Relative Humidities of 25 percent or less can be expected for 4
or more hours this afternoon into the evening. Winds will be out
of the Northwest with gust expected in the 20 to 25 mph range

With dry fuels, high fire danger conditions can be expected.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities
whether you may burn outdoors.  If you do burn outside,
use extreme caution.

As of May 1, an open burning ban will be in effect through
September 30 for 54 Georgia counties. Please refer to the Georgia
EPD press release issued April 22 for more information.

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