Roanoke County, Virginia
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Fire Weather Warning
VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-047-240000-
/O.CON.KRNK.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-140424T0000Z/
TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-
CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-BUCKINGHAM-
1146 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...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 AREA...IN VIRGINIA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 TAZEWELL...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 009 SMYTH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 BLAND...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 GILES...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 WYTHE...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 PULASKI...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014
MONTGOMERY... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 GRAYSON...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 016 CARROLL... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 FLOYD...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 018 CRAIG...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 ALLEGHANY VA...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 020 BATH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 ROANOKE...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 023 BOTETOURT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024
ROCKBRIDGE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 PATRICK... FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 033 FRANKLIN...FIRE 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 HUMIDITY...AS 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.

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