District of Columbia Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 11:55 AM EDT die 23o April, anno 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening for gusty winds and low relative humidity for the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas and northeastern Maryland... ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon for gusty winds and low relative humidity for the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas and portions of northeastern Maryland...

* humidity...around 30 percent through sunset this evening. 15 to 25 percent late Thursday morning and afternoon.

* Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph through early this evening. 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph late Thursday morning and afternoon.

* Fuel moisture...less than 8 percent.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.