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Virginia, Buckingham

Special Statement

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

Expires 12:00 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



413 am EDT Tue Mar 31 2015

... Increased fire danger today...

Dry air remained in place overnight... maintaining low relative
humidity which has resulted in little recovery of fine fuel
moisture. Strong southwesterly winds are expected today as deep
low pressure passes across the southern Great Lakes 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 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. Conditions will
improve during the evening as a cold front brings cooler air into
the area.

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 4:00 AM EDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on March 31, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 6 PM EDT
this evening.

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a
red flag warning... which is in effect from 11 am this morning to
6 PM EDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in
effect.

* Humidity... 20 to 30 percent. The lowest values are expected
across central Virginia Tuesday afternoon.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Fuel moisture... 5 to 7 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds... low relative
humidity and low fuel moisture may enhance the threat for the
spread of wildfires late Tuesday morning through Tuesday
afternoon.

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
contribute to extreme fire behavior.





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