Red Flag Warning– 10 a.m.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC

332 AM EDT Mon Apr 30 2018

District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-

Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany-Northwest Montgomery-

Central and Southeast Montgomery-Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-Southeast Harford-

Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Rappahannock-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-

Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-

Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-

Hardy-Western Grant-Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-

332 AM EDT Mon Apr 30 2018

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR MUCH

OF MARYLAND...THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA...AND PORTIONS OF EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Red Flag Warning for strong winds and low relative humidities,

which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* HUMIDITY...Around 20 percent.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* FUEL MOISTURE...Decreasing to below 8 percent.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds, low relative humidity, and low fuel moistures will combine to create an environment conducive to

  the rapid 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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Event: Fire Weather Watch
Alert:
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING 

THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA, 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND MUCH OF MARYLAND... 

 

* HUMIDITY...Around 20 percent. 

 

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. 

 

* FUEL MOISTURE...Decreasing to below 10 percent. 

 

* IMPACTS...The combination of lowering fuel moisture, low 

relative humidity and gusty winds may contribute to the 

enhanced spread of fires.
Instructions: A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
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