Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
201 PM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018

District of Columbia-Prince Georges-Charles-St. Marys- Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-Augusta- Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Nelson- Albemarle-Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper- Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax- Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania-
King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun- Eastern Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge- Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Berkeley-Jefferson-

Including the cities of Washington, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, St. Charles, Waldorf, Lexington Park, California, Germantown,
Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, 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, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn,
Sterling, Big Meadows, Wintergreen, Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Shepherdstown

201 PM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018

…Enhanced threat for the spread of wild fires on Thursday…

Minimum relative humidity will drop to near 30 percent on Thursday across much of northern and central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, portions of southern and central Maryland and portions
eastern West Virginia. Gusty west to northwest winds around 15 to 25 mph are also expected during this time. The combination of gusty winds…low relative humidity and low fuel moisture will
enhance the threat for the spread of wildfires on Thursday.

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.