Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
114 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059-WVZ042>045-242300-
TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-
CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-
CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-MERCER-SUMMERS-
MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAZEWELL...MARION...BLAND...
PEARISBURG...WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...
INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...GALAX...FLOYD...
NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...
SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...STUART...
ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...AMHERST...MARTINSVILLE...DANVILLE...
LYNCHBURG...APPOMATTOX...SOUTH BOSTON...KEYSVILLE...BLUEFIELD...
FLAT TOP...HINTON...HIX...UNION...LEWISBURG...QUINWOOD...DUO...
RAINELLE
114 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON...

VERY DRY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...AS THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY DROPS TOWARD 2O PERCENT IN
MANY AREAS. ALTHOUGH WINDS WILL REMAIN BELOW 10 MPH...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY COMBINED WITH DRYING FOREST FUELS WILL MAKE FOR
AN INCREASED FIRE THREAT INTO THIS EVENING.

RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION HANDLING ANY POTENTIAL
IGNITION SOURCE. BE SURE TO PROPERLY DISCARD ALL SMOKING
MATERIALS. ANY DRY GRASSES AND TREE LITTER THAT IGNITE WILL HAVE
THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY. ACCIDENTAL ESCAPED DEBRIS BURNS
ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES.

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PW