WWUS81 KLWX 111003

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
603 AM EDT Sat Apr 11 2020

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-
Southeast Harford-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Northern Fauquier-
Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-
Including the cities of Washington, Frederick, Ballenger Creek, 
Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Baltimore, 
Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt, 
Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, 
Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, St. Charles, Waldorf, 
Lexington Park, California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown, 
Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Germantown, 
Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, 
Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, 
Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, 
Herndon, Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, 
Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Falmouth, Warrenton, 
Turnbull, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, and Sterling
603 AM EDT Sat Apr 11 2020


Low afternoon relative humidity levels, breezy conditions, and 
dry fine fuels will create an enhanced threat for the spread of
wildfires late this morning and afternoon. West to northwest winds
are expected to gust around 20 mph and the relative humidity will
drop to between 20 and 30 percent for most areas. 

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.

Virginia residents are reminded that open burning is prohibited
before 4 pm each day through April 30th.