• Red Flag Warning

    Expiring:
    04/23/2014 08:00pm
    Areas affected:
    Accomack, VA; Gloucester, VA; James City, VA; Mathews, VA; Middlesex, VA; Northampton, VA; Surry, VA; York, VA; Hampton City, VA; Newport News, VA; Williamsburg City, VA

    VAZ048-049-061>064-068>078-081>086-089>091-094-099-100-240000-
    /O.CON.KAKQ.FW.W.0002.140423T1600Z-140424T0000Z/
    FLUVANNA-LOUISA-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-HANOVER-CAROLINE-AMELIA-
    POWHATAN-CHESTERFIELD-HENRICO-KING WILLIAM-KING AND QUEEN-ESSEX-
    WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-PRINCE GEORGE-
    CHARLES CITY-NEW KENT-GLOUCESTER-MIDDLESEX-MATHEWS-SURRY-
    JAMES CITY-YORK-NEWPORT NEWS/HAMPTON-ACCOMACK-NORTHAMPTON VA-
    742 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014
    ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
    THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF
    CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...
    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
    * HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 22 PERCENT.
    * FUEL MOISTURE...LESS THAN 7 PERCENT
    * IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRYING VEGETATION...LOW RELATIVE
    HUMIDITY...AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE
    FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND SPREAD OF WILDFIRES.
    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
    CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.