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McDowell County Emergency Management
Sunday March 20th, 2022 :: 08:00 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Fire Danger Statement issued by the National Weather Service for McDowell County through 8pm Sun.

INCREASED FIRE DANGER IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

Breezy to windy conditions will develop today across western North
Carolina, with very low afternoon relative humidity values
expected as well. West to northwest winds will gust to between 20
and 30 mph at times this afternoon and early this evening.
Afternoon relative humidity values will dip into the 20 to 30
percent range, with a few foothill and Piedmont locations seeing
minimum relative humidity values in the upper teens. These
conditions will combine with dry brush, grasses, and other fuels
to increase fire danger across the region.

Outdoor burning is discouraged. Please refer to your local burn
permitting authorities on whether you can burn today. If you do
burn, use extreme caution since fires can quickly get out of hand
under these conditions

Address/Location
McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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