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Special Statement

Statement as of 6:02 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on April 23, 2014


... Increased fire danger today...

Breezy and dry conditions will prevail over central and southeast
Virginia today. Minimum relative humidity values will range from
20 to 30 percent and will combine with sustained northwest winds
of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. This will result in
increased fire danger across central and southeast Virginia
through early this evening... primarily during the afternoon
hours.

Virginia residents are reminded that open burning is prohibited
before 4 PM each day through April 30th. 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.



Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:46 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 23, 2014


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for areas along the Blue Ridge
in Virginia...

* affected area... in Virginia... fire weather zone 007 Tazewell...
   fire weather zone 009 Smyth... fire weather zone 010 Bland...
fire weather zone 011 Giles... fire weather zone 012 Wythe...
fire weather zone 013 Pulaski... fire weather zone 014
Montgomery... fire weather zone 015 Grayson... fire weather
zone 016 Carroll... fire weather zone 017 Floyd... fire weather
zone 018 Craig... fire weather zone 019 Alleghany VA... fire
weather zone 020 Bath... fire weather zone 022 Roanoke... fire
weather zone 023 Botetourt... fire weather zone 024
Rockbridge... fire weather zone 032 Patrick... fire weather
zone 033 Franklin... fire weather zone 034 Bedford... fire
weather zone 035 Amherst and fire weather zone 047 Buckingham.

* Winds... northwest 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of low relative humidity... gusty
winds and dry vegetation will create conditions favorable for
the development and spread of wildfires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are likely. A combination of strong winds... low relative
humidity... and warm temperatures will create conditions favorable
for rapid fire spread or potential for explosive fire growth.



For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/er/rnk/emer/emer_fire.Php (all lower case)


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