533  
WWUS82 KJAX 300008  
SPSJAX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL  
808 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017  
 
GAZ150-164-010100-  
WARE-CHARLTON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NEEDHAM, WAYCROSS, FOLKSTON, ST. GEORGE,  
WINOKUR, HOMELAND, RACE POND, AND STEPHEN FOSTER STATE PARK  
808 PM EDT SAT APR 29 2017  
   
..SMOKE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH NORTHWEST FROM ONGOING WILDFIRE
 
 
SMOKE FROM THE WEST MIMS WILDFIRE IN THE OKEFENOKEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE  
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHWEST INTO SUNDAY IMPACTING MAINLY CHARLTON  
AND WARE COUNTIES. VISIBILITIES WILL BE GENERALLY REDUCED TO 1 TO  
3 MILES BUT WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES GENERALLY  
NEAR AND JUST NORTHWEST OF THE WILDFIRE. SOME LOCATIONS IMPACTED  
THE MOST WILL BE FOLKSTON...RACEPOND...STEPHEN FOSTER STATE PARK...  
AND WAYCROSS.  
 
ALTHOUGH THE GENERAL PUBLIC MAY NOT BE AFFECTED...CHILDREN, PREGNANT WOMEN,  
THE ELDERLY, AND THOSE THAT HAVE HEART OR LUNG DISEASE ARE ESPECIALLY  
VULNERABLE TO SMOKE EXPOSURE. FINE PARTICLES ARE RESPIRATORY  
IRRITANTS, AND EXPOSURES TO HIGH CONCENTRATIONS CAN CAUSE  
PERSISTENT COUGH, PHLEGM, WHEEZING, AND DIFFICULTY BREATHING.  
 

 
 
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