Statement as of 3:00 AM EDT on March 14, 2014
... Dry and breezy conditions to enhance fire danger today...
A dry airmass will remain in place today... with minimum relative
humidity values of around 20 percent over central and eastern
Virginia. These low relative humidity values will combine with
southwest winds around 15 mph and drying fine fuels to lead to an
increased fire danger this afternoon.
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