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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:55 AM EDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 31, 2015


... Red flag warning now in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening for
gusty winds and dry conditions for portions of the Shenandoah
Valley... Alleghany Highlands... and Roanoke valley...

* affected counties in Virginia... Craig..Alleghany
VA... Bath... Roanoke... Botetourt... Rockbridge... Bedford and
Amherst.

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

* Timing... until 8 PM today.

* Relative humidity... 15 to 20 percent.

* Temperatures... upper 60s to lower 70s.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds... low relative humidity
and low fuel moisture will enhance the threat for the spread of
wildfires until sunset.

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 will
create large fire growth potential.



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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