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Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 23. huhtikuuta 2014 klo 11:46 (EDT)

...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 weather zone 007 Tazewell... fire weather zone 009 weather zone 010 Bland... fire weather zone 011 weather zone 012 Wythe... fire weather zone 013 weather zone 014 Montgomery... fire weather zone 015 weather zone 016 Carroll... fire weather zone 017 weather zone 018 weather zone 019 Alleghany weather zone 020 weather zone 022 weather zone 023 weather zone 024 weather zone 032 Patrick... fire weather zone 033 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 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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