Rockbridge County, VA
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Fire Weather Watch
MDZ016>018-VAZ025>027-029-030-036>040-050>052-055>057-501-502-504-
507-508-311000-
/O.CON.KLWX.FW.A.0001.150331T1500Z-150331T2200Z/
CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-
WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-
CULPEPER-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-STAFFORD-
SPOTSYLVANIA-KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-
958 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR HIGH WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
VIRGINIA AS WELL AS SOUTHERN MARYLAND.

* HUMIDITY...20 TO 30 PERCENT. THE LOWEST VALUES ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS CENTRAL VIRGINIA TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH. THE
HIGHEST GUSTS WILL BE ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS OF THE BLUE RIDGE
MOUNTAINS AND POTOMAC HIGHLANDS.

* FUEL MOISTURE...5 TO 8 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND
POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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Special Weather Statement
NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059-
311000-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WATAUGA-WILKES-
YADKIN-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-
GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-
CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...DOBSON...
DANBURY...EDEN...YANCEYVILLE...BOONE...WILKESBORO...YADKINVILLE...
TAZEWELL...MARION...BLAND...PEARISBURG...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...
PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY...GALAX...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...
HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...
BUENA VISTA...STUART...ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...AMHERST...
MARTINSVILLE...DANVILLE...LYNCHBURG...APPOMATTOX...SOUTH BOSTON...
KEYSVILLE
1042 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015


...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

A COLD FRONT WITH LIMITED MOISTURE WILL DROP SOUTH ACROSS THE
REGION ON TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE LOWER 60S
TO THE LOWER 70S TUESDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
COULD FALL INTO THE LOWER TO MID 20S FOR SEVERAL HOURS WITH
READINGS POSSIBLY REACHING INTO THE TEENS ALONG THE RIDGES. FINE
FUELS WILL SEE ENHANCED DRYING TUESDAY AS HEATING AND MIXING
COMBINE ALLOWING FUEL MOISTURE LEVELS TO DROP TO NEAR CRITICAL
VALUES DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. WESTERLY WINDS WILL RANGE FROM
AROUND 10 MPH TO 20 MPH. THE RIDGETOP WINDS COULD AVERAGE AROUND
20 TO 25 MPH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS COULD GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF DRY
AIR AND FUELS WILL HEIGHTEN FIRE DANGER.

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


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