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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1003 AM EDT Thu Sep 28 2017

Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-
Southern Baltimore-Northwest Montgomery-
Central and Southeast Montgomery-Northwest Howard-
Central and Southeast Howard-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-Stafford-
Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-
Eastern Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Hampshire-Morgan-
Including the cities of Hagerstown, Frederick, Ballenger Creek, 
Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Baltimore, 
Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, 
Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Strasburg, 
Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray, 
Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Washington, 
Culpeper, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, 
Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, 
Franconia, Falmouth, Warrenton, Turnbull, Purcellville, Leesburg, 
Ashburn, Sterling, Big Meadows, Romney, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, 
Charles Town, Shepherdstown, and Moorefield
1003 AM EDT Thu Sep 28 2017

...Elevated fire weather conditions expected today...

Lack of rain the past 4 to 6 weeks has resulted in significant
drying of fuels across the region. Sustained winds of 15 mph with
gusts up to 30 mph are expected today with minimum relative 
humidities between 25 and 30 percent. These conditions will lead 
to elevated fire weather conditions today which could result in 
increased fire spread with any fires that develop.