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Special Statement

Statement as of 11:47 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

Expires 1:45 PM EDT on April 23, 2014



... Increased fire danger continues through late afternoon...

Very dry and breezy conditions can be expected through late this
afternoon... with wind speeds of 10 to 20 mph... including wind
gusts to 25 mph... and humidity minimums of 15 to 25 percent.
These weather conditions... in combination with drying Forest
fuels... will make for an increasing fire threat through late this
afternoon.

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.



540 am EDT Wed Apr 23 2014


... Increased fire danger today...

A cold front passed through the region last night. This front
produced little or no rainfall. In its wake... dry breezy
conditions can be expected... with wind speeds of 10 to 20 mph...
wind gusts of 25 mph... and humidity minimums of 25 to 30 percent.
These weather conditions... in combination with drying Forest
fuels... will make for an increasing fire threat this afternoon.

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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