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Upshur County DHSEM
Tuesday November 8th, 2022 :: 02:30 p.m. EST

Alert

Red Flag Warning until 06:00PM Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Red Flag Warning for the combination of low relative humidity and gusty winds, which is in effect from 10 AM to 6 PM EST Wednesday.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zone 005 Wayne, Fire Weather Zone 006 Cabell, Fire Weather Zone 007 Mason, Fire Weather Zone 008 Jackson WV, Fire Weather Zone 009 Wood, Fire Weather Zone 010 Pleasants, Fire Weather Zone 011 Tyler, Fire Weather Zone 013 Lincoln, Fire Weather Zone 014 Putnam, Fire Weather Zone 015 Kanawha, Fire Weather Zone 016 Roane, Fire Weather Zone 017 Wirt, Fire Weather Zone 018 Calhoun, Fire Weather Zone 019 Ritchie, Fire Weather Zone 020 Doddridge, Fire Weather Zone 024 Mingo, Fire Weather Zone 025 Logan, Fire Weather Zone 026 Boone, Fire Weather Zone 027 Clay, Fire Weather Zone 028 Braxton, Fire Weather Zone 029 Gilmer, Fire Weather Zone 030 Lewis, Fire Weather Zone 031 Harrison, Fire Weather Zone 032 Taylor, Fire Weather Zone 033 McDowell, Fire Weather Zone 034 Wyoming, Fire Weather Zone 039 Upshur, Fire Weather Zone 040 Barbour, Fire Weather Zone 066 Perry, Fire Weather Zone 067 Morgan, Fire Weather Zone 075 Athens, Fire Weather Zone 076 Washington, Fire Weather Zone 083 Jackson OH, Fire Weather Zone 084 Vinton, Fire Weather Zone 085 Meigs, Fire Weather Zone 086 Gallia, Fire Weather Zone 087 Lawrence OH, Fire Weather Zone 101 Greenup, Fire Weather Zone 102 Carter, Fire Weather Zone 103 Boyd, Fire Weather Zone 105 Lawrence KY, Fire Weather Zone 515 Northwest Raleigh, Fire Weather Zone 516 Southeast Raleigh, Fire Weather Zone 517 Northwest Fayette, Fire Weather Zone 518 Southeast Fayette, Fire Weather Zone 519 Northwest Nicholas, Fire Weather Zone 520 Southeast Nicholas, Fire Weather Zone 521 Northwest Webster, Fire Weather Zone 522 Southeast Webster, Fire Weather Zone 523 Northwest Pocahontas, Fire Weather Zone 524 Southeast Pocahontas, Fire Weather Zone 525 Northwest Randolph and Fire Weather Zone 526 Southeast Randolph.

* Timing...Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.

* Winds...Southeast 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. The stronger winds are expected across the mountainous counties.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 17 to 19 percent.

* Temperatures...In the mid 60s to lower 70s across the lowlands. In the mid 50s to lower 60s across the mountains.

* AFFECTED AREAS: GREENUP ... CARTER ... BOYD ... LAWRENCE ... PERRY ... MORGAN ... ATHENS ... WASHINGTON ... JACKSON ... VINTON ... MEIGS ... GALLIA ... LAWRENCE ... WAYNE ... CABELL ... MASON ... JACKSON ... WOOD ... PLEASANTS ... TYLER ... LINCOLN ... PUTNAM ... KANAWHA ... ROANE ... WIRT ... CALHOUN ... RITCHIE ... DODDRIDGE ... MINGO ... LOGAN ... BOONE ... CLAY ... BRAXTON ... GILMER ... LEWIS ... HARRISON ... TAYLOR ... MCDOWELL ... WYOMING ... UPSHUR ... BARBOUR ... NORTHWEST RALEIGH ... SOUTHEAST RALEIGH ... NORTHWEST FAYETTE ... SOUTHEAST FAYETTE ... NORTHWEST NICHOLAS ... SOUTHEAST NICHOLAS ... NORTHWEST WEBSTER ... SOUTHEAST WEBSTER ... NORTHWEST POCAHONTAS ... SOUTHEAST POCAHONTAS ... NORTHWEST RANDOLPH ... SOUTHEAST RANDOLPH

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
Upshur County DHSEM
181 Pallottine Dr
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-472-4983

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Red Flag Warning

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