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Special Statement

Statement as of 3:21 AM EDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on March 31, 2015


... Increased fire danger this afternoon...

The combination of low relative humidities and gusty southwest
winds will produce an increased fire danger threat this afternoon.
Winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph with humidity levels
dropping to between 20 to 30 percent.

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.

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


321 am EDT Tue Mar 31 2015

... Increased fire danger this afternoon...

The combination of low relative humidities and gusty southwest
winds will produce an increased fire danger threat this afternoon.
Winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph with humidity levels
dropping to between 20 to 30 percent.

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.

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



Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:55 AM 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
wind and low relative humidity for the New River Valley... Mountain
Empire... and southeast West Virginia...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Affected area counties in
Virginia... Tazewell... Smyth... Bland... Giles... Wythe... Pulaski... Montgomery
and Floyd. In West Virginia... Mercer... Summers... Monroe... and Greenbrier.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing... until 8 PM today.

* Relative humidity... as low as 20 percent.

* Temperatures... in the 60s.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds... low relative humidity
and low fuel moisture will enhance the threat for the spread of
wildfires through sunset.

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 will
create large fire growth potential.





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