Amelia Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 7:42 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for portions of central and eastern Virginia...

* winds...northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Humidity...as low as 22 percent.

* Fuel moisture...less than 7 percent

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures will contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:10 am EDT on April 23, 2014

Between 1130 am and noon today...and normally every Wednesday...we will conduct a test of the NOAA all hazards weather radio alarm system. Persons with alarms on their radios...are asked to ensure that these are turned on...to confirm that the test was received. Again...the alarm test will be conducted between 1130 am and noon today. The alarm test may be cancelled without notice in the event of rapidly developing warning or watch conditions...which require the Wakefield office to shift into a higher alert Mode.

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