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Special Statement

Statement as of 9:04 AM EDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on March 31, 2015



... Increased fire danger today...

Strong southwesterly winds are expected today as deep low
pressure passes across the mid Atlantic this afternoon. The
southwesterly flow will cause afternoon temperatures to range from
the mid 60s to the lower 70s... and drive relative humidity values
to near 20 to 30 percent for several hours during the afternoon.
Wind speeds during the afternoon will range from 15 mph to 20
mph... with gusts as high as 30 mph for much of the area... possibly
reaching 40 mph across the higher ridges. The combination of dry
fuels... low relative humidity and gusty winds will heighten fire
danger today.

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



Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 12:34 PM EDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 31, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening for low
relative humidities and gusty winds for northeast Kentucky... southern
and central West Virginia... and southwest Virginia.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a red flag
warning for low relative humidities and gusty winds... which is in
effect until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 003 Dickenson... fire weather
zone 004 Buchanan... fire weather zone 005 Wayne... fire weather
zone 006 Cabell... fire weather zone 007 Mason... fire weather
zone 008 Jackson WV... fire weather zone 009 wood... fire
weather zone 010 Pleasants... fire weather zone 011 Tyler...
fire weather zone 013 Lincoln... fire weather zone 014 Putnam...
fire weather zone 015 Kanawha... fire weather zone 016 Roane...
fire weather zone 017 Wirt... fire weather zone 018 Calhoun...
fire weather zone 019 Ritchie... fire weather zone 020
Doddridge... fire weather zone 024 Mingo... fire weather zone
025 Logan... fire weather zone 026 Boone... fire weather zone
027 Clay... fire weather zone 028 Braxton... fire weather zone
029 Gilmer... fire weather zone 030 Lewis... fire weather zone
033 McDowell... fire weather zone 034 Wyoming... fire weather
zone 035 Raleigh... fire weather zone 036 Fayette... fire
weather zone 037 Nicholas... fire weather zone 101 Greenup...
fire weather zone 102 Carter... fire weather zone 103 Boyd and
fire weather zone 105 Lawrence KY.

* Winds... west 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... this afternoon through this evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as the upper teens to lower 20 percent.

* Temperatures... in the mid 60s to lower 70s.

* Impacts... the threat is enhanced in grassy and brush filled
areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
create extreme fire growth potential.





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