Red Flag Warning issued April 23 at 11:46AM EDT until April 23 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS
For Areas: Alleghany; Amherst; Bath; Bedford; Bland; Botetourt; Buckingham; Carroll; Craig; Floyd; Franklin; Giles; Grayson; Montgomery; Patrick; Pulaski; Roanoke; Rockbridge; Smyth; Tazewell; Wythe
...POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... .STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL MAKE IT HARD TO CONTROL WILDFIRES THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS OF 20 MPH...HUMIDITY MINIMUMS NEAR 20 PERCENT...WILL PROMOTE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD IF A WILDLAND FIRE OCCURS. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...more


Special Weather Statement issued April 23 at 11:47AM EDT by NWS
For Areas: Appomattox; Campbell; Charlotte; Halifax; Henry; Pittsylvania
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER CONTINUES THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON... VERY DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH...INCLUDING WIND GUSTS TO 25 MPH...AND HUMIDITY MINIMUMS OF 15 TO 25 PERCENT. THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS...IN COMBINATION WITH DRYING FOREST FUELS...WILL MAKE FOR AN INCREASING FIRE THREAT THROUGH LATE THIS...more


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