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Special Weather Statement for Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes – Thursday April 28, 2022

Last Updated on April 28, 2022 11:48 am

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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, Alderson, Quinwood,
Duo, and Rainelle
1017 AM EDT Thu Apr 28 2022

…Elevated Fire Weather Conditions This Afternoon…

Very dry conditions are expected this afternoon with humidity
values under 30 percent. Humidity minimums, as low as 10 to 20
percent, are possible across the Virginia Highlands, and Blue
Ridge foothills, between Roanoke and Lynchburg. Wind speeds will
be significantly less, compared to Wednesday, but may still gust
into the 15 to 20 mph range at times this afternoon.

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

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