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NOW: CHECK OUT THE COLD TEMPS BEFORE WE GET THE WINTRY MIX !!! DATE: 02/18/2009 08:45:36

TONIGHT: CLOUDY AND VERY COLD WITH THE CHANCE FOR A FEW SNOW SHOWERS VERY LATE BUT NO STICKAGE IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME LO: 27

WEDNESDAY: CLOUDY AND COLD WITH A WINTRY MIX IN THE MORNING THAT WILL LIKELY BE CHANGING TO A COLD RAIN DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH SOME AREAS IN MARYLAND SEEING A LIGHT DUSTING OF SNOW AND OR SLEET BEFORE THE CHANGE TO ALL RAIN TAKES PLACE LO: 27 HI: 37

THURSDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND RATHER BREEZY BUT NOT AS COLD LO: 29 HI: 43

FRIDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BUT BREEZY AND MUCH COLDER LO: 19 HI: 33

SATURDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BUT STILL VERY COLD WITH A FEW SNOW FLURRIES LATE IN THE DAY JUST BEFORE A BRIEF BURST OF LIGHT SNOW MOVES IN AFTER DARK BUT ANYWHERE FROM NO SNOW AT ALL TO TWO INCHES OF NEW SNOW ARE POSSIBLE BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING SO BASICALLY A "SNOW OR NO" IS EXPECTED INSTEAD OF A WINTRY MIX OR RAIN LO: 24 HI: 37

SUNDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BUT VERY BREEZY AND COLD WITH A FEW SNOW FLURRIES AROUND DURING THE MORNING HOURS FOLLOWED BY A FEW RAYS OF SUN DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS LO: 25 HI: 35

"WEATHER OR NOT"

FORECASTER: SCHLEY

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/18/2009 08:49:17 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 948 AM EST WED FEB 18 2009 DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-VAZ039>042-050>057- 181700- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE- HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK- FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA- KING GEORGE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…FREDERICK…WESTMINSTER… GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…WALDORF… ST MARYS CITY…LEESBURG…CULPEPER…MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK… FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH…FREDERICKSBURG 948 AM EST WED FEB 18 2009 …LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION THIS MORNING…

AREAS OF LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE ACROSS THE BALTIMORE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA AND LOWER SOUTHERN MARYLAND THROUGH NOON.

PRECIPITATION ACROSS MUCH OF MARYLAND WILL MAINLY BE IN THE FORM OF SNOW THIS MORNING…WHILE A MIX OF SNOW…SLEET AND RAIN IS LIKELY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

LITTLE OR NO ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…HOWEVER SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AND MAY ACCUMULATE UP TO A HALF INCH ACROSS MARYLAND. ANY UNTREATED ROADS ALONG WITH BRIDGES…OVERPASSES AND RAMPS MAY BE SLICK THIS MORNING.

PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE ENTIRE BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CORRIDOR WILL CHANGE TO PLAIN RAIN FOR THIS AFTERNOON.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/23/2009 08:49:52 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 908 AM EST MON FEB 23 2009 DCZ001-MDZ003>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-502-VAZ025>031-036>042- 050>057-WVZ050>053-055-502-504-232300- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL- NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE- PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT- CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH- FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON- RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA- KING GEORGE-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY- EASTERN GRANT-EASTERN MINERAL- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…HAGERSTOWN…FREDERICK… WESTMINSTER…GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS… WALDORF…ST MARYS CITY…CUMBERLAND…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO… HARRISONBURG…WINCHESTER…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE… LEESBURG…CULPEPER…MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX… ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH…FREDERICKSBURG…MARTINSBURG… CHARLES TOWN…PETERSBURG…KEYSER…FORT ASHBY 908 AM EST MON FEB 23 2009 …ENHANCED FIRE THREAT THIS AFTERNOON…

THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO DROP TO NEAR OR BELOW 30 PERCENT FOR MOST LOCATIONS ACROSS MARYLAND…NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA…AND EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA EAST OF THE ALLEGHENY FRONT THIS AFTERNOON. FUEL MOISTURE REMAINS LOW AND WINDS WILL BE SUSTAINED AROUND 15 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF THE LOW FUEL MOISTURES…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL POSE AN INCREASED FIRE THREAT THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH TOWARDS SUNSET AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING.

—– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: OMG … WARM WITH A STORM ??? THEN SNOW !!! DATE: 02/11/2009 19:32:11 STATUS: publish BODY:

*** A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THURSDAY ***

*** A RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THURSDAY ***

*** A HIGH WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THURSDAY ***

*** A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT THRU 1 AM TONIGHT ***

*** A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT THRU 11 PM TONIGHT ***

TODAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY BUT ALSO VERY WARM WITH SOME HAZY SUNSHINE AS WELL LO: 49 HI: 69

THURSDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BUT WINDY AND MUCH COLDER AS LATE AFTERNOON TEMPS FALL THRU THE 40's LO: 57 HI: 57

FRIDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BUT RATHER BREEZY AND COLD LO: 34 HI: 44

SATURDAY: CLOUDY BUT BREEZY AND VERY COLD WITH A MIX OF RAIN AND ALSO SOME WET SNOW BUT WITH LITTLE OR NO SLUSHY STICKAGE EXPECTED DURING THE DAY ON SATURDAY LO: 29 HI: 39

SUNDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BUT BREEZY AND ALSO VERY COLD WITH SOME LIGHT SNOW POSSIBLE LATE IN THE DAY LO: 26 HI: 36

"WEATHER OR NOT"

FORECASTER: SCHLEY

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/11/2009 19:36:15 Fire Weather Watch National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 343 PM EST Wed Feb 11 2009

District Of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll- Northern Baltimore-Montgomery-Howard-Southern Baltimore- Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-Shenandoah- Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison- Rappahannock-Fauquier-Loudoun-Orange-Culpeper- Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax- Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania- King George-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson- 343 PM EST Wed Feb 11 2009

…Fire Weather Watch In Effect From Thursday Morning Through Thursday Evening…

The National Weather Service In Sterling Virginia Has Issued A Fire Weather Watch…Which Is In Effect From Thursday Morning Through Thursday Evening.

Strong Winds Behind A Departing Low Pressure System Will Combine With Low Humidities During The Day On Thursday To Enhance The Fire Threat Across Much Of Maryland…The Eastern Panhandle Of West Virginia…And Northern Virginia…As Well As The District Of Columbia.

A Fire Weather Watch Means That Critical Fire Weather Conditions Are Forecast To Occur. Listen For Later Forecasts And Possible Red Flag Warnings. —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/11/2009 19:37:42 Urgent – Weather Message National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 1016 PM EST Wed Feb 11 2009

District Of Columbia-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-Harford- Montgomery-Howard-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel- Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison- Rappahannock-Fauquier-Orange-Culpeper- Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax- Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania- King George- Including The Cities Of…Washington…Westminster… Gaithersburg…Columbia…Baltimore…Annapolis…Waldorf… St Marys City…Charlottesville…Culpeper…Manassas… Manassas Park…Fairfax…Alexandria…Falls Church… Fredericksburg

…Wind Advisory Remains In Effect From 2 AM Thursday To Midnight EST Thursday Night…

A Wind Advisory Remains In Effect From 2 AM Thursday To Midnight EST Thursday Night.

A Strong Low Pressure System Over The Midwest U.S. Will Move Northeast Across The Great Lakes Region Tonight. This System Will Bring Strong Gusty Winds To The Mid Atlantic Region Late Tonight Through Late Thursday Evening. Wind Gusts Around 45 Mph Will Be Common…With Some Gusts Up To 55 Mph Possible.

A Wind Advisory Means That Winds Gusts Around 50 Mph Are Expected. Winds This Strong Can Make Driving Difficult… Especially For High Profile Vehicles. Use Extra Caution. —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/11/2009 19:39:47 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 1:00AM EST Sel1 spc Ww 120121

Urgent – Immediate Broadcast Requested Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 21 Nws Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 820 PM EST Wed Feb 11 2009

The Nws Storm Prediction Center Has Issued A Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Portions Of

District Of Columbia Maryland Southwest New York Central Pennsylvania Northern And Central Virginia Far Eastern Panhandle Of West Virginia Coastal Waters

Effective This Wednesday Night And Thursday Morning From 820 PM Until 100 AM EST.

Hail To 0.5 Inch In Diameter…Thunderstorm Wind Gusts To 80 Mph…And Dangerous Lightning Are Possible In These Areas.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch Area Is Approximately Along And 70 Statute Miles East And West Of A Line From 15 Miles East Of Richmond Virginia To 60 Miles Northeast Of Jamestown New York. For A Complete Depiction Of The Watch See The Associated Watch Outline Update (wous64 Kwns Wou1).

Remember…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch Means Conditions Are Favorable For Severe Thunderstorms In And Close To The Watch Area. Persons In These Areas Should Be On The Lookout For Threatening Weather Conditions And Listen For Later Statements And Possible Warnings. Severe Thunderstorms Can And Occasionally Do Produce Tornadoes.

Other Watch Information…Continue…Ww 18…Ww 19…Ww 20…

Discussion…Leading Edge Of Intense Vertical Motion Along Fast Moving Cold Front/Squall Line Continues To Produce Severe Winds With Measured Gusts In Excess Of 50 Kt Over Much Of The Central Appalachians. As Main Upper System And Associated Jet Maxima Rotate Enewd…Expect Threat Of Damaging Winds Will Be Maintained Along Narrow Line Of Moist Convection With Or Without Occasional Lightning Strikes. Wind Damage Threat May Be Widespread With The More Intense Line Segments.

Aviation…A Few Severe Thunderstorms With Hail Surface And Aloft To 0.5 Inch. Extreme Turbulence And Surface Wind Gusts To 70 Knots. A Few Cumulonimbi With Maximum Tops To 350. Mean Storm Motion Vector 26050.

…Evans —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/11/2009 19:42:05 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DC-HOWARD MD-MONTGOMERY MD-ANNE ARUNDEL MD- PRINCE GEORGES MD-CITY OF ALEXANDRIA VA-ARLINGTON VA-FAIRFAX VA- BALTIMORE MD-HARFORD MD-BALTIMORE CITY MD- A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11:00PM EST Severe Weather Statement National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 1032 PM EST Wed Feb 11 2009

District Of Columbia DC-Howard MD-Montgomery MD-Anne Arundel MD- Prince Georges MD-City Of Alexandria VA-Arlington VA-Fairfax VA- Baltimore MD-Harford MD-Baltimore City MD-

…A Severe Thunderstorm Warning Remains In Effect Until 1100 PM EST For The District Of Columbia…Baltimore City…City Of Alexandria… Harford…Baltimore…East Central Fairfax…Eastern Arlington… Northern Prince Georges…Anne Arundel…Southeastern Montgomery And Eastern Howard Counties…

At 1022 PM EST…National Weather Service Doppler Radar Continued To Indicate A Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Capable Of Producing Brief Wind Gusts Up To 60 Mph. These Storms Were Located Along A Line Extending From The Northwest Harford County To Western Baltimore County To Columbia To Hillandale…Moving East At 55 Mph.

Radar Shows Some Weakening In The Line As It Moves East. However Radar Also Showed Isolated Areas Of Wind Gusts To Near 60 Mph… Along With Many Areas Of Wind Gusts Of Between 45 And 55 Mph. The Highest Impact Area For Wind Gusts Extends From Western Baltimore County Into Eastern Howard County In Central Maryland.

Lat…Lon 3875 7715 3972 7669 3973 7623 3956 7608 3942 7611 3934 7622 3937 7626 3928 7627 3936 7633 3938 7633 3924 7636 3920 7649 3926 7660 3914 7642 3902 7638 3898 7647 3895 7644 3880 7650 Time…Mot…Loc 0327z 261deg 48kt 3972 7653 3945 7662 3922 7674 3904 7689 —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/12/2009 08:53:31 RED FLAG WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1126 AM EST THU FEB 12 2009 DCZ001-MDZ003>006-009>011-013-014-016>018-VAZ025>031-036>042- 050>057-WVZ051>053-130030- /O.CON.KLWX.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-090213T0200Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL- NORTHERN BALTIMORE-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE- PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-AUGUSTA- ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON- ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-ORANGE- CULPEPER-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA- KING GEORGE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON- 1126 AM EST THU FEB 12 2009 …RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING…

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING.

WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 50 TO 60 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES…DROPPING TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON…TO PRODUCE AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER LATE THIS MORNING INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.

DESPITE RAIN THAT FELL OVER MUCH OF THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY EVENING…IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THE RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE SUFFICIENT TO SIGNIFICANTLY MOISTEN FINE FUELS. ANY MOIST FUELS THIS MORNING WILL QUICKLY DRY OUT BY EARLY AFTERNOON DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF HIGH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES.

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 WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/12/2009 08:53:58 URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE…CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1130 AM EST THU FEB 12 2009 DCZ001-MDZ013-014-016>018-VAZ036>041-050>057-130045- /O.CON.KLWX.WI.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-090213T0500Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES- ST. MARYS-CALVERT-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK- FAUQUIER-ORANGE-CULPEPER-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK- FAIRFAX-ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA- KING GEORGE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…ANNAPOLIS…WALDORF… ST MARYS CITY…CHARLOTTESVILLE…CULPEPER…MANASSAS… MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH… FREDERICKSBURG 1130 AM EST THU FEB 12 2009 …WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

STRONG WEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AS STRONG LOW PRESSURE IN THE GULF OF MAINE AND BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE IN THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES WILL LEAD TO A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE REGION. SUSTAINED WINDS WILL REACH 20 TO 30 MPH…WIND WIND GUSTS TO 50 TO 55 MPH. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. THERE MAY ALSO BE A FEW BROKEN TREE BRANCHES. LOOSE OBJECTS OUTDOORS SUCH AS TRASH CANS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/13/2009 08:55:15 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1047 AM EST FRI FEB 13 2009 DCZ001-MDZ003>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-502-VAZ025>031-036>042- 050>057-WVZ050>053-055-502-504-132300- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL- NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE- PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT- CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH- FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON- RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA- KING GEORGE-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY- EASTERN GRANT-EASTERN MINERAL- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…HAGERSTOWN…FREDERICK… WESTMINSTER…GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS… WALDORF…ST MARYS CITY…CUMBERLAND…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO… HARRISONBURG…WINCHESTER…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE… LEESBURG…CULPEPER…MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX… ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH…FREDERICKSBURG…MARTINSBURG… CHARLES TOWN…PETERSBURG…KEYSER…FORT ASHBY 1047 AM EST FRI FEB 13 2009 …ENHANCED FIRE THREAT THIS AFTERNOON…

THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO DROP BELOW 30 PERCENT FOR MOST LOCATIONS ACROSS MARYLAND…NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA…AND EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA EAST OF THE ALLEGHENY FRONT THIS AFTERNOON. FUEL MOISTURE REMAINS QUITE DRY AND WINDS WILL BE SUSTAINED AROUND 15 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS AROUND 30 TO 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF THE DRY FUEL MOISTURES…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL POSE AN INCREASED FIRE THREAT THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH TOWARDS SUNSET AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING.

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