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Special Weather Statement Enhanced Fire Danger this afternoon – Monday March 28, 2022

Last Updated on March 28, 2022 7:56 am

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
435 AM EDT Mon Mar 28 2022

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes-
Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-
Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Stuart,
Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg,
Appomattox, South Boston, Keysville, Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton,
Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, and Alderson
435 AM EDT Mon Mar 28 2022

…Elevated Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon…

Very dry conditions are expected areawide this afternoon with
humidity minimums in the teens. Winds today will remain gusty
with speeds of 15 to 20 mph and gusts of 30 mph. The combination
of the wind and really low humidity are concerns for enhanced
fire risk, where conditions would support active spread of

Residents are urged to exercise caution handling any potential
ignition source…including machinery… cigarettes…and matches.
Be sure to properly discard all smoking materials. Any dry
grasses and tree litter that ignite will have the potential to
spread quickly.

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