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Special Statement
Issued: 11:37 AM EDT Mar. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Special Weather Statement for increased fire danger...

Strong winds, coupled with low humidity, will pose an increased
risk of brush fires this afternoon and evening. The driest
conditions are expected along and just east of the Blue Ridge
Parkway from Roanoke Virginia, into portions of western North
Carolina.

A Wind Advisory is also in effect for wind gusts of 35 to 50 mph,
so if new fire starts occur, they will be hard to control.

Burning of any type is discouraged today, even during the
evening. A strong cold front is expected to cross the area this
evening which will enhance the winds through the late evening
hours.

This Special Weather Statement targets areas which have received
little or no precipitation for the last 5 days. Wetting rain has
fallen east of Highway 220 in both Virginia and North Carolina
which will help mitigate fire danger in the central and eastern
parts of the mid-Atlantic. The mountains, west of the Blue Ridge
have received little or no precipitation, however cloud cover, in
addition to cooler temperatures and higher humidity, should help
limit fire concerns for the high country of North Carolina, and
The Highlands of Virginia and West Virginia.


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1137 am EDT Fri Mar 22 2019

... Special Weather Statement for increased fire danger...

Strong winds, coupled with low humidity, will pose an increased
risk of brush fires this afternoon and evening. The driest
conditions are expected along and just east of the Blue Ridge
Parkway from Roanoke Virginia, into portions of western North
Carolina.

A Wind Advisory is also in effect for wind gusts of 35 to 50 mph,
so if new fire starts occur, they will be hard to control.

Burning of any type is discouraged today, even during the
evening. A strong cold front is expected to cross the area this
evening which will enhance the winds through the late evening
hours.

This Special Weather Statement targets areas which have received
little or no precipitation for the last 5 days. Wetting rain has
fallen east of Highway 220 in both Virginia and North Carolina
which will help mitigate fire danger in the central and eastern
parts of the mid-Atlantic. The mountains, west of the Blue Ridge
have received little or no precipitation, however cloud cover, in
addition to cooler temperatures and higher humidity, should help
limit fire concerns for the high country of North Carolina, and
The Highlands of Virginia and West Virginia.


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