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Special Statement

Statement as of 6:00 PM EDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 31, 2015


... Strong wind gusts into early this evening...

The combination of a cold front moving across the region and deep
mixing due to heating will keep very strong winds in place through
sunset. Wind gusts to between 40 and 50 mph will be possible
especially across the higher elevations and within any light
showers along the Interstate 64 corridor. The winds should
finally diminish shortly after dark. Motorists should be alert for
strong winds over the next hour or two especially high profile
vehicles traveling across the higher elevations.



600 PM EDT Tue Mar 31 2015

... Strong wind gusts into early this evening...

The combination of a cold front moving across the region and deep
mixing due to heating will keep very strong winds in place through
sunset. Wind gusts to between 40 and 50 mph will be possible
especially across the higher elevations and within any light
showers along the Interstate 64 corridor. The winds should
finally diminish shortly after dark. Motorists should be alert for
strong winds over the next hour or two especially high profile
vehicles traveling across the higher elevations.


Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:55 AM EDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 31, 2015


... Red flag warning now in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening for
gusty winds and dry conditions for portions of the Shenandoah
Valley... Alleghany Highlands... and Roanoke valley...

* affected counties in Virginia... Craig..Alleghany
VA... Bath... Roanoke... Botetourt... Rockbridge... Bedford and
Amherst.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing... until 8 PM today.

* Relative humidity... 15 to 20 percent.

* Temperatures... upper 60s to lower 70s.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds... low relative humidity
and low fuel moisture will enhance the threat for the spread of
wildfires until sunset.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 large fire growth potential.



For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/er/rnk/emer/emer_fire.Php (all lower case)


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