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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
540 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ043>046-058-059-WVZ042>045-231745-
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WATAUGA-WILKES-
YADKIN-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...DOBSON...
DANBURY...EDEN...YANCEYVILLE...BOONE...WILKESBORO...YADKINVILLE...
MARTINSVILLE...DANVILLE...LYNCHBURG...APPOMATTOX...SOUTH BOSTON...
KEYSVILLE...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP...HINTON...HIX...UNION...
LEWISBURG...QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
540 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014


...INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

A COLD FRONT PASSED THROUGH THE REGION LAST NIGHT. THIS FRONT
PRODUCED LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL. IN ITS WAKE...DRY BREEZY
CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH...
WIND GUSTS OF 25 MPH...AND HUMIDITY MINIMUMS OF 25 TO 30 PERCENT.
THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS...IN COMBINATION WITH DRYING FOREST
FUELS...WILL MAKE FOR AN INCREASING FIRE THREAT THIS AFTERNOON.

RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION HANDLING ANY POTENTIAL
IGNITION SOURCE. BE SURE TO PROPERLY DISCARD ALL SMOKING
MATERIALS. ANY DRY GRASSES AND TREE LITTER THAT IGNITE WILL HAVE
THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY. ACCIDENTAL ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS
ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
436 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

NCZ003>006-019-020-VAZ043>046-058-059-240845-
SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WILKES-YADKIN-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-
CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
436 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ENHANCED FIRE DANGER TODAY DUE TO BREEZY CONDITIONS...LOW
HUMIDITIES AND DRY VEGETATION.

IN ADDITION...PATCHY FROST WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING
IN LOW LYING AREAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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