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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
357 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ015-043>047-058-059-270800-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WATAUGA-WILKES-
YADKIN-GRAYSON-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-
HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
357 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL NORTH
CAROLINA...NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA...CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTH
CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

GUSTY WINDS AND LOWERING HUMIDITIES WILL BE CREATING AN ENHANCED
FIRE DANGER THREAT...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$



HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
357 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

VAZ012>014-016>020-022>024-032>035-270800-
WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-
ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
357 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTH
CENTRAL VIRGINIA...SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DROPPING INTO THE 20S THIS AFTERNOON COMBINED
WITH GUSTY WINDS...AND DRYING FUELS...WILL ENHANCE FIRE DANGER.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
439 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

VAZ025-036-037-503-504-261900-
AUGUSTA-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STAUNTON...WAYNESBORO...
CHARLOTTESVILLE...HIGHTOWN...MONTEREY
439 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

...ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES TODAY...

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST FREQUENTLY AROUND 20 TO 25 MPH AND THE
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 20 AND 30 PERCENT LATE THIS
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF THE GUSTY WINDS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE WILL ENHANCE THE THREAT
FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS CENTRAL VIRGINIA INTO THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS OF
VIRGINIA.

OPEN BURNING OF ANY TYPE IS CONSIDERED VERY HAZARDOUS THIS TIME OF
YEAR. ACCIDENTAL ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF
WILDFIRES.

$$







SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1004 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

VAZ012>014-016>020-022>024-032>035-261000-
WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-
ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...
BLACKSBURG...GALAX...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...
COVINGTON...HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...SALEM...FINCASTLE...
LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...STUART...ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...
AMHERST
1004 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER ON SUNDAY...

A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PASS SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT...
FOLLOWED BY BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE ON SUNDAY. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT
BEHIND THE FRONT BETWEEN LOW PRESSURE WELL TO THE NORTH AND THE
HIGH TO THE WEST WILL RESULT IN INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS SUNDAY
MORNING AFTER DAYBREAK. THESE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN STRONG
AND GUSTY...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND JUST EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE INTO
LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH THE MIXING OF MUCH
DRIER AIR TO THE SURFACE AND DAYTIME HEATING WILL CAUSE SMALLER
FUELS...SUCH AS LEAF LITTER AND GRASSES TO DRY FURTHER. THIS WILL
LIKELY LEAD TO ENHANCED FIRE DANGER ESPECIALLY BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
WHEN NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 35 MPH COULD RESULT IN
RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED ESPECIALLY NEAR THE BLUE
RIDGE SUNDAY WHERE FIRES ARE MORE APT TO GET OUT OF CONTROL.
REMEMBER TO USE CAUTION WHEN DISCARDING ANY SMOKING MATERIALS ON
SUNDAY.

$$

RAB




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