Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 9:35 PM EDT on April 22, 2014

...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for wind and low relative humidity for areas along and west of the Blue Ridge...mainly impacting southwest and west central Virginia...

* affected weather zone 007 Tazewell... fire weather zone 009 weather zone 010 Bland... fire weather zone 011 weather zone 012 Wythe... fire weather zone 013 weather zone 014 Montgomery... fire weather zone 015 weather zone 016 Carroll... fire weather zone 017 weather zone 018 weather zone 019 Alleghany weather zone 020 weather zone 022 weather zone 023 weather zone 024 weather zone 032 Patrick... fire weather zone 033 weather zone 034 Bedford... fire weather zone 035 Amherst and fire weather zone 047 Buckingham.

* Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* Relative the 20 to 30 percent range.

* Impacts...the combination of low relative humidity...gusty winds and drying vegetation will create conditions favorable for the development and spread of wildfires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit... http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/er/rnk/emer/emer_fire.Php (all lower case)