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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC for Tuesday April 18, 2023

Last Updated on April 18, 2023 8:38 am

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Blacksburg VA

222 AM EDT Tue Apr 18 2023


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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,

Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, and Yadkinville

222 AM EDT Tue Apr 18 2023


Breezy westerly winds are expected to develop again today, with

gusts between 20 and 30 mph developing by late morning and

continuing through this evening. Additionally, relative humidity

may drop below 25 percent. This dry air mass along with gusty

winds and drying fuels will create increased fire danger.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether

you can burn. If you do burn, use extreme caution since fires can

quickly get out of hand under these conditions.

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