Special Statement  Statement as of 6:02 am EDT on April 23, 2014

... Increased fire danger today...

Breezy and dry conditions will prevail over central and southeast
Virginia today. Minimum relative humidity values will range from
20 to 30 percent and will combine with sustained northwest winds
of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. This will result in
increased fire danger across central and southeast Virginia
through early this evening... primarily during the afternoon

Virginia residents are reminded that open burning is prohibited
before 4 PM each day through April 30th. Residents are urged to
exercise caution handling any potential ignition source... including
machinery... cigarettes and matches. Be sure to properly discard
all smoking materials. Any dry grasses and tree litter that ignite
will have the potential to spread quickly.

 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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