Special Weather Statement
Alert:
...ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES TODAY... 

Minimum relative humidity values will fall to between 25 and 35 percent this afternoon across much of Maryland, northern Virginia 

and eastern West Virginia. Sustained southwest winds between 15 and 20 mph with frequent gusts of 25 to 30 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 this afternoon and into this evening. 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. Please check with local officials regarding any open burning laws.
Instructions:
Target Area:
Anne Arundel
Calvert
Carroll
Central and Eastern Allegany
Central and Southeast Howard
Central and Southeast Montgomery
Charles
Extreme Western Allegany
Frederick
Northern Baltimore
Northwest Harford
Northwest Howard
Northwest Montgomery
Prince Georges
Southeast Harford
Southern Baltimore
St. Marys
Washington
Anne Arundel
Calvert
Carroll
Central and Eastern Allegany
Central and Southeast Howard
Central and Southeast Montgomery
Charles
Extreme Western Allegany
Frederick
Northern Baltimore
Northwest Harford
Northwest Howard
Northwest Montgomery
Prince Georges
Southeast Harford
Southern Baltimore
St. Marys
Washington
Anne Arundel
Calvert
Carroll
Central and Eastern Allegany
Central and Southeast Howard
Central and Southeast Montgomery
Charles
Extreme Western Allegany
Frederick
Northern Baltimore
Northwest Harford
Northwest Howard
Northwest Montgomery
Prince Georges
Southeast Harford
Southern Baltimore
St. Marys
Washington