Enhanced Wildfire Threat

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  1. campbell

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    ENHANCED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF FIRES TODAY.

    Minimum relative humidity values will fall to between 25 and 30
    percent this afternoon across portions of northw...estern Maryland
    east of the Allegheny Front, the Shenandoah Valley, central and
    northern Virginia and central and southern Maryland from Baltimore
    southward through the Washington DC metro. Sustained southwest
    winds between 15 and 20 mph with frequent gusts of 20 to 25 mph
    are also expected during this time. The combination of gusty
    winds, low relative humidity and very low fuel moisture will
    enhance the threat for the spread of fires this afternoon into
    early 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.
     
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