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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 9:35 PM EDT on April 22, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 23, 2014

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through Wednesday evening for wind and low relative humidity for
areas along and west of the Blue Ridge... mainly impacting
southwest and west central Virginia...

* affected area... in Virginia... fire weather zone 007 Tazewell...
fire weather zone 009 Smyth... fire weather zone 010 Bland...
fire weather zone 011 Giles... fire weather zone 012 Wythe...
fire weather zone 013 Pulaski... fire weather zone 014
Montgomery... fire weather zone 015 Grayson... fire weather zone
016 Carroll... fire weather zone 017 Floyd... fire weather zone
018 Craig... fire weather zone 019 Alleghany VA... fire weather
zone 020 Bath... fire weather zone 022 Roanoke... fire weather
zone 023 Botetourt... fire weather zone 024 Rockbridge... fire
weather zone 032 Patrick... fire weather zone 033
Franklin... fire weather zone 034 Bedford... fire weather zone
035 Amherst and fire weather zone 047 Buckingham.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... in the 20 to 30 percent range.

* Impacts... the combination of low relative humidity... gusty
winds and drying vegetation will create conditions favorable
for the development and spread of wildfires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.

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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