Fire Weather Danger Statement (SPS)

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg Virginia

 
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY...


A DRY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS 
THIS AFTERNOON.  WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
THIS MORNING. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL DEVELOP IN THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS THIS AFTERNOON...AND CONTINUE UNTIL SUNSET. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL REACH 30 TO 35 PERCENT.  WHEN
COMBINED WITH LOW FUEL MOISTURE...THESE METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
WILL LEAD TO AN INCREASED 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.ERH.NOAA.GOV/ER/RNK

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