Gates Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 6:02 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

...Increased fire danger today...

Breezy and dry conditions will prevail over northeast North Carolina today. Minimum relative humidity values will range from 20 to 30 percent and will combine with sustained northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. This will result in increased fire danger across northeast North Carolina through early this evening, primarily during the afternoon hours.

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 quickly.


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