Louisa Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 4:37 PM EDT on March 30, 2015

... Increased fire danger Tuesday afternoon...

The combination of low relative humidities and gusty southwest
winds will produce an increased fire danger threat Tuesday
afternoon. Winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph with humidity
levels dropping to between 20 to 30 percent.

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

Virgina residents are reminded that open burning is prohibited before
4 PM each day through April 30th.


Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 9:58 PM EDT on March 30, 2015

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning
through Tuesday afternoon for high winds... low relative humidity
and low fuel moisture for portions of northern and central
Virginia as well as southern Maryland.

* Humidity... 20 to 30 percent. The lowest values are expected
across central Virginia Tuesday afternoon.

* Winds... southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts 35 to 45 mph. The
highest gusts will be along the ridge tops of the Blue Ridge
mountains and Potomac Highlands.

* Fuel moisture... 5 to 8 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds... low relative humidity
and low fuel moisture may enhance the threat for the spread of
wildfires late Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that there is a potential for critical
fire weather conditions to occur. Listen for later forecasts and
possible red flag warnings.

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