579  
WWUS81 KAKQ 192112  
SPSAKQ  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA  
512 PM EDT THU APR 19 2018  
 
NCZ012>017-030>032-200000-  
NORTHAMPTON-HERTFORD-GATES-PASQUOTANK-CAMDEN-WESTERN CURRITUCK-  
BERTIE-CHOWAN-PERQUIMANS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MARGARETTSVILLE, AHOSKIE, ELIZABETH CITY,  
AND EDENTON  
512 PM EDT THU APR 19 2018  
 
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER ACROSS MOST OF NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA  
THROUGH EARLY EVENING...  
 
THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 25 TO 35  
PERCENT, AND STRONG, BREEZY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 25  
TO 35 MPH, WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THROUGH  
EARLY THIS EVENING ACROSS NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA.  
 
OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING. RESIDENTS  
ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION HANDLING ANY POTENTIAL IGNITION  
SOURCE...INCLUDING MACHINERY... CIGARETTES...AND MATCHES. BE SURE  
TO PROPERLY DISCARD ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. ANY DRY GRASSES AND  
TREE LITTER THAT IGNITE WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY.  
 

 
 
VAZ048-060>062-064>069-075>090-092-093-096-097-509>524-200000-  
FLUVANNA-PRINCE EDWARD-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-CAROLINE-MECKLENBURG-  
LUNENBURG-NOTTOWAY-AMELIA-POWHATAN-WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-  
NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-BRUNSWICK-DINWIDDIE-PRINCE GEORGE-  
CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-GLOUCESTER-MIDDLESEX-MATHEWS-GREENSVILLE-  
SUSSEX-SURRY-JAMES CITY-SOUTHAMPTON-ISLE OF WIGHT-SUFFOLK-  
CHESAPEAKE-WESTERN LOUISA-EASTERN LOUISA-WESTERN HANOVER-  
EASTERN HANOVER-WESTERN CHESTERFIELD-  
EASTERN CHESTERFIELD (INCLUDING COL. HEIGHTS)-  
WESTERN HENRICO (INCLUDING THE CITY OF RICHMOND)-EASTERN HENRICO-  
WESTERN KING WILLIAM-EASTERN KING WILLIAM-WESTERN KING AND QUEEN-  
EASTERN KING AND QUEEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-YORK-  
NEWPORT NEWS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FARMVILLE, GOOCHLAND, SOUTH HILL, CREWE,  
LAWRENCEVILLE, PETERSBURG, HOPEWELL, EMPORIA, WAKEFIELD, BARHAM,  
GWALTNEY CORNER, BACONS CASTLE, CHIPPOKES STATE PARK,  
HOG ISLAND GAME RESERVE, POOLESVILLE, BOOTH FORK, WILLIAMSBURG,  
FRANKLIN, LOUISA, MINERAL, ASHLAND, MECHANICSVILLE, BON AIR,  
MIDLOTHIAN, CHESTERFIELD, CHESTER, COLONIAL HEIGHTS, RICHMOND,  
SANDSTON, AYLETT, KING WILLIAM, WEST POINT,  
KING AND QUEEN COURT HOUSE, TAPPAHANNOCK, AND DUNNSVILLE  
512 PM EDT THU APR 19 2018  
 
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL  
VIRGINIA AND INTERIOR SECTIONS OF SOUTHEAST AND EASTERN VIRGINIA  
THROUGH EARLY EVENING...  
 
THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 25 TO 35  
PERCENT, AND STRONG, BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 25 TO 35  
MPH, WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY  
EVENING ACROSS CENTRAL, SOUTH CENTRAL, AND INTERIOR SECTIONS OF  
EASTERN AND SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA.  
 
OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING.  
EXERCISE CAUTION HANDLING ANY POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCE...INCLUDING  
MACHINERY... CIGARETTES...AND MATCHES. BE SURE TO PROPERLY  
DISCARD ALL SMOKING MATERIALS. ANY DRY GRASSES AND TREE LITTER  
THAT IGNITE WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY.  
 

 
 
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