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Red Flag Warning – Critical Fire Weather Conditions – Friday April 10, 2020

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Last Updated on April 10, 2020 11:25 am

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1115 AM EDT Fri Apr 10 2020

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PARTS OF NORTH CAROLINA…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
until 6 PM EDT this evening.

Affected Area…In North Carolina,

Fire Weather Zone 001 Ashe,
Fire Weather Zone 002 Alleghany NC,

Fire Weather Zone 003 Surry,

Fire Weather Zone 004 Stokes,

Fire Weather Zone 005 Rockingham,

Fire Weather Zone 006 Caswell,

Fire Weather Zone 018 Watauga,

Fire Weather Zone 019 Wilkes and

Fire Weather Zone 020 Yadkin.

Winds…Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

Relative Humidity…As low as 20 percent.

Impacts…any wildland fire that develops will likely spread
rapidly. Please refrain from outdoor burning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring or expected to occur. A combination of
strong winds…low relative humidity…can contribute to extreme
fire behavior.

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