137  
WWUS82 KMHX 141246  
SPSMHX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
846 AM EDT SUN APR 14 2024  
 
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>092-094-193-194-198-142300-  
MARTIN-PITT-WASHINGTON-TYRRELL-MAINLAND DARE-GREENE-BEAUFORT-  
MAINLAND HYDE-DUPLIN-LENOIR-JONES-PAMLICO-NORTHERN CRAVEN-  
SOUTHERN CRAVEN-INLAND ONSLOW-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WILLIAMSTON, ROBERSONVILLE, OAK CITY,  
JAMESVILLE, GREENVILLE, BETHEL, FARMVILLE, GRIFTON, GRIMESLAND,  
PLYMOUTH, ROPER, CRESWELL, COLUMBIA, GUM NECK, MANNS HARBOR,  
STUMPY POINT, EAST LAKE, SNOW HILL, HOOKERTON, WALSTONBURG,  
WASHINGTON, CHOCOWINITY, BELHAVEN, BATH, AURORA, ENGELHARD,  
FAIRFIELD, PONZER, SCRANTON, SWANQUARTER, WALLACE, WARSAW,  
KENANSVILLE, BEULAVILLE, FAISON, KINSTON, LA GRANGE, PINK HILL,  
MAYSVILLE, POLLOCKSVILLE, TRENTON, ORIENTAL, BAYBORO, ARAPAHOE,  
VANDEMERE, VANCEBORO, ERNUL, DOVER, COVE CITY, NEW BERN,  
RIVER BEND, FAIRFIELD HARBOR, HAVELOCK, JACKSONVILLE, RICHLANDS,  
AND HALF MOON  
846 AM EDT SUN APR 14 2024  
   
..INCREASED WILDFIRE RISK TODAY
 
 
THERE WILL BE AN INCREASED THREAT FOR WILDFIRES ACROSS MOST OF  
EASTERN NC TODAY UNTIL AROUND SUNSET. THE COMBINATION OF  
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF 20 TO 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON,  
SOUTHWESTERLY WIND GUSTS UP TO AROUND 20 MPH, AND DRY GROUND  
FUELS WILL ALLOW ANY FIRES TO QUICKLY SPREAD.  
 
OUTDOOR BURNING TODAY IS DISCOURAGED. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL  
BURN PERMITTING AUTHORITY ON WHETHER YOU CAN BURN. IF YOU DO BURN,  
USE EXTREME CAUTION AND ENSURE FIRE SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT IS  
READILY AVAILABLE.  
 

 
 
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