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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
128 PM EDT FRI APR 3 2020  
 
NCZ003>006-019-020-VAZ022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059-040000-  
SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WILKES-YADKIN-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-  
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-  
CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF DOBSON, DANBURY, EDEN, YANCEYVILLE,  
WILKESBORO, YADKINVILLE, ROANOKE, SALEM, FINCASTLE, LEXINGTON,  
BUENA VISTA, STUART, ROCKY MOUNT, BEDFORD, AMHERST, MARTINSVILLE,  
DANVILLE, LYNCHBURG, APPOMATTOX, SOUTH BOSTON, AND KEYSVILLE  
128 PM EDT FRI APR 3 2020  
 
   
..INCREASED FIRE DANGER TODAY
 
 
WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT HIGHER RATES OF SPREAD FOR  
WILDLAND FIRES TODAY.  
 
THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY NORTHWEST  
WINDS WILL RESULT IN EXCELLENT DRYING CONDITIONS TODAY. IN SPITE  
OF RECENT RAINFALL, SURFACE CONDITIONS WILL DRY QUICKLY.  
WOODLAND FUELS, SUCH AS LEAF LITTER AND PINE NEEDLE CAST WILL BE  
MOST RECEPTIVE TO FIRE SPREAD.  
 
A VERY DRY AIRMASS RESIDES OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION. THIS  
WILL RESULT IN CRITICALLY LOW HUMIDITY DURING THE AFTERNOON, WITH  
HUMIDITY MINIMUMS DIPPING UNDER 20 PERCENT. THE LOW HUMIDITY  
COUPLED WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE  
WEATHER CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE PIEDMONT WHERE  
TEMPERATURES WILL BE THE WARMEST.  
 
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.  
 

 
 
11/07  
 
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