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Thursday March 9th, 2017 :: 08:24 a.m. EST


SPSLWX from 3/9/2017 4:49 AM to 6:00 PM EST for Jefferson County: Enhanced Threat for the Spread of Wildfires

WWUS81 KLWX 090949

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
449 AM EST Thu Mar 9 2017

District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-
Northern Baltimore-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-
Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-Central and Eastern Allegany-
Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Southeast Harford-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-
Culpeper-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania-
King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Eastern Highland-
Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-
Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-
Hardy-Eastern Grant-Eastern Mineral-Eastern Pendleton-
Including the cities of Washington, Hagerstown, Frederick, 
Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, 
Cockeysville, Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, 
College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, 
Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, 
St. Charles, Waldorf, Lexington Park, California, 
Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby, 
Prince Frederick, Cumberland, Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, 
Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, 
Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Staunton, Waynesboro, 
Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, 
New Market, Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, 
Berryville, Lovingston, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, 
Orange, Gordonsville, Culpeper, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge, 
Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville, 
Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria, Falmouth, 
Fredericksburg, Dahlgren, Warrenton, Turnbull, Monterey, 
Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Big Meadows, 
Wintergreen, Romney, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Charles Town, 
Shepherdstown, Moorefield, Petersburg, Antioch, Keyser, 
New Creek, Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville, Fort Ashby, 
Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle, and Sugar Grove
449 AM EST Thu Mar 9 2017

...Enhanced Threat for the Spread of Wildfires this afternoon for
most of Maryland...northern and central Virginia...and eastern
West Virginia...

Southwest winds will frequently gust between 20 and 30 mph while
the relative humidity falls into the 15 to 25 percent range. Fuel
moisture remains low due to the recent dry conditions. The
combination of gusty winds...low relative humidity and low fuel
moisture will enhance the threat for the spread of wildfires this
afternoon. Outdoor burning is highly discouraged. 

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.

Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Boulevard #101
Kearneysville, WV 25430

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