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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Thursday March 16, 2023

Last Updated on March 16, 2023 11:17 am

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Blacksburg VA

836 AM EDT Thu Mar 16 2023


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

Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, and Yadkinville

836 AM EDT Thu Mar 16 2023


The combination of low humidity and gusty southwest winds will

lead to drier conditions today, while temperatures warm into the

mid 50s to lower 60s. Humidity levels in the afternoon bottom out

in the upper 20s. This will aid in drying fuels and increasing

fire danger.

Residents in these areas are encouraged to postpone burning and

to properly extinguish all smoking materials. Many destructive

wildfires each year are started due to improperly discarded

smoking materials.

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