Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 7:42 am EDT on April 23, 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.

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 10:10 am EDT on April 23, 2014

Between 1130 am and noon today... and normally every Wednesday... we
will conduct a test of the NOAA all hazards weather radio alarm
system. Persons with alarms on their radios... are asked to ensure
that these are turned on... to confirm that the test was received.
Again... the alarm test will be conducted between 1130 am and noon
today. The alarm test may be cancelled without notice in the event
of rapidly developing warning or watch conditions... which require
the Wakefield office to shift into a higher alert Mode.

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