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Special Weather Statement for Watauga, Ashe & Wilkes – Enhanced Fire Danger for May 1, 2021

Last Updated on May 1, 2021 8:56 am

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes-
Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-
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, and Keysville
352 AM EDT Sat May 1 2021

…Enhanced Fire Danger Through This Evening…

Relative humidity values will be very low today, dropping into the
teens by this afternoon. This very dry air, along with dry fuels
could lead to uncontrolled fires if ignited.

Outdoor burning is discouraged today. Winds will not be nearly as
strong as on Friday, but use caution with any potential source of
ignition such as lit cigarettes, charcoal grills, campfires, etc.

Any fires can spread out of control under these conditions.
Please refer to your local burn permitting authority on whether
you can burn.

Weather conditions will improve on Sunday as the humidity
increases. Rain is forecast across the area on Monday.

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