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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – Wednesday March 8, 2023

Last Updated on March 8, 2023 8:00 am

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Eden, Yanceyville, Boone, Wilkesboro, and Yadkinville
629 AM EST Wed Mar 8 2023

…Increased Fire Danger Today…

Across North Carolina, relative humidities will reach a minimum
of 15 to 20 percent this afternoon. Sustained winds will be around
10 mph with gusts of 20 mph.

These low relative humidity levels combined low fuel moistures
will increase the risk of ignition and spread of wildfires.

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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