Essex Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 07:42 AM EDT die 23o April, anno 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for portions of central and eastern Virginia...

* winds...northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Humidity...as low as 22 percent.

* Fuel moisture...less than 7 percent

* impacts...the combination of drying vegetation...low relative humidity...and gusty winds will create conditions favorable for the development and spread of wildfires.

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 will contribute to extreme fire behavior.