National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning Across Much Of Maryland And Virginia

  • Charles County,St Mary's County,Calvert County,Prince George's County,Anne Arundel County
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BALTIMORE, Md. - Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 6 pm Est this evening for low humidity and gusty winds for much of central and northern Virginia...central Maryland...and the district of Columbia.

The national weather service in Baltimore md/Washington has issued a red flag warning for low humidity and gusty winds, which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 6 pm Est this evening. The fire weather watch is no longer in effect.

  • Winds...southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Relative humidity...20 to 30 percent.
  • Impacts...critical fire weather conditions are likely to develop today. All outdoor burning is discouraged, as fires could rapidly spread and become uncontrollable.
  • Fuel moisture...5 to 8 percent for fine fuels.

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. Be careful of heat and sparks while operating any equipment, and avoid smoking in wildland areas.

Residents are reminded that open air burning is prohibited before 4 pm in Maryland and Virginia.

District Of Columbia-Frederick Md-Carroll-Northern Baltimore- Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-Charles-St. Marys- Calvert-Northwest Montgomery-Central And Southeast Montgomery- Northwest Howard-Central And Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford- 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- 328 Am Est Thu Mar 11 2021

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