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Red Flag Fire Warning Issued Till 6PM EST 12.31.08 – CANCELED

[ 0 ] December 31, 2008 | Nelson County Life
Red Flag Warning Issed For Many Central Virginia Counties Until 6 PM EST 12.31.08

Red Flag Warning Issed For Many Central Virginia Counties Until 6 PM EST 12.31.08

Nelson County, Virginia
As we have been telling you much of the morning, high winds have been creating all kinds of problems across Nelson and Central Virginia.

The NWS has now issued a Red Flag Warning for Nelson and other areas as well. This means conditions are ripe for forest and brush fires.

Always look under Nelson Weather alerts on the right under the search box for the very latest and updated alerts!

The specifics from the NWS:

RED FLAG WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1118 AM EST WED DEC 31 2008

DCZ001-MDZ009-010-013-014-016>018-VAZ036>042-050>057-312300-
/O.NEW.KLWX.FW.W.0003.081231T1618Z-081231T2300Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-
1118 AM EST WED DEC 31 2008

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM THIS AFTERNOON
FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS…THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND.

AT 11:15 AM…STRONG WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH HAVE COMBINED WITH DRY
AIR AND DRY FOREST FUELS TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. THESE CONDITIONS SHOULD SUBSIDE AFTER SUNSET WHEN
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL INCREASE.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

$$

LEE

Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1050 AM EST WED DEC 31 2008

ANZ530-534-MDZ004>007-501-502-VAZ021-025-026-036>038-WVZ502-504-
311800-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA-FREDERICK MD-
CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-HIGHLAND-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-NELSON-
ALBEMARLE-GREENE-EASTERN GRANT-EASTERN MINERAL-
1050 AM EST WED DEC 31 2008

.NOW…
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THE BALTIMORE METRO AREA…
NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND…CENTRAL FOOTHILLS AND PORTIONS OF THE
POTOMAC HIGHLANDS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN MARYLAND THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON…

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC
REGION TODAY. WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH WILL ACCOMPANY THIS
FRONTAL PASSAGE THIS MORNING…AND OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 60 MPH WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY.

Related posts:

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  2. High Wind Warning Until 6 PM This Evening – Update Power Outages! – CANCELED
  3. Fire Weather Watch : Saturday Morning Through Saturday Afternoon
  4. WINTER STORM WARNING : (CANCELED) : Snow Changing to Frz Rain
  5. Canceled : High Wind Watch

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