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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
405 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

DCZ001-MDZ003>006-011-013-014-016>018-501>508-VAZ028-031-052>054-
505-506-WVZ050>053-503-504-242115-
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 SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY-NORTHWEST HOWARD-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD-NORTHWEST HARFORD-SOUTHEAST HARFORD-
FREDERICK VA-CLARKE-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-WESTERN LOUDOUN-EASTERN LOUDOUN-
HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-WESTERN MINERAL-
EASTERN MINERAL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...HAGERSTOWN...FREDERICK...
WESTMINSTER...PARKTON...REISTERSTOWN...COCKEYSVILLE...BALTIMORE...
DUNDALK...CATONSVILLE...ANNAPOLIS...WALDORF...ST MARYS CITY...
FROSTBURG...CUMBERLAND...GERMANTOWN...DAMASCUS...ROCKVILLE...
LISBON...COLUMBIA...ELLICOTT CITY...JARRETTSVILLE...ABERDEEN...
WINCHESTER...MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...
FALLS CHURCH...PURCELLVILLE...LEESBURG...ASHBURN...MARTINSBURG...
CHARLES TOWN...ELK GARDEN...KEYSER...FORT ASHBY
405 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

...ENHANCED FIRE THREAT EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL HOVER AROUND 20 TO 30
PERCENT AND NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST FREQUENTLY AROUND 25 MPH FOR
MARYLAND...NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND THE EASTERN PANHANDLE OF WEST
VIRGINIA. THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...BREEZY
CONDITIONS AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE WILL ENHANCE THE THREAT FOR THE
SPREAD OF WILDFIRES THIS AFTERNOON. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE BY
THIS EVENING AS THE WINDS DECREASE AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY
INCREASES.

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.

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