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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

NWS ISSUES FIRE WEATHER WATCH for WEDNESDAY

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION LATE
TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. BEHIND THE FRONT...WESTERLY WINDS WILL
INCREASE BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH WHILE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
DECREASE TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS
OCCURRING OVER AN AREA WITH VERY LOW FUEL MOISTURE WILL PRODUCE A
FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SPREAD OF FIRES AS THE AREA REMAINS
VERY DRY.

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.

Citizens and residents are reminded that the best method of combating fires is to prevent them from ever occurring-practice good fire safety habits everyday.

Always use caution when disposing of lit tobacco products and any outside burning projects should be suspended until weather conditions improve.

If you should see a fire - say something and call 911 immediately.
Mark E. Brady

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