« View county listSpecial Weather Statement
Including the cities of Chincoteague, Wallops Island, Melfa,
Exmore, Cape Charles, Cheapside, Fishermans Island, Kiptopeke,
Kiptopeke State Park, and Plantation
1202 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018
...Increased fire danger across coastal Virginia this afternoon
and early evening...
The combination of low relative humidity levels falling to 30 to
35 percent, and strong, breezy west winds gusting to 25 to 35 mph,
will result in elevated fire danger conditions this afternoon and
early evening across the Virginia eastern shore and Virginia
Virginia residents are reminded that outdoor burning is prohibited
before 4 pm each day through April 30th, and any outdoor burning
is strongly discouraged all day today. 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.