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Special Weather Statement for Watauga, Ashe & Wilkes – Increased Fire Danger for Sunday May 2, 2021

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Last Updated on May 2, 2021 10:01 am

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, and Yadkinville
531 AM EDT Sun May 2 2021

…Increased fire danger through 800 PM this evening for very dry
brush and tree litter…

Relative humidity values today will be low, dropping to 28 to 35
percent across the area. This dry air, along with very dry brush
and tree litter and a lack of rainfall in recent days, will lead
to an increased fire danger across North Carolina through early
this evening.

Outdoor burning is discouraged today. Please refer to your local
burn permitting authority on whether you can burn.

Weather conditions will improve tonight and Monday as the
humidity increases, along with the potential for wetting showers.

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