HIDE Special Weather Statement issued November 26 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Blacksburg
...INCREASED FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...
In coordination with the North Carolina Forest Service, there is
an increased threat of fires growing out of control this afternoon
due to a combination of humidity expected to drop to around 30
percent, northwest winds gusting above 25 mph, and dry fuels.
These conditions will make it possible for fire to spread quickly.
Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged during this time. Please
refer to your local burn permitting authority on whether you can
burn. If you do burn, use extreme caution and ensure fire
suppression equipment is readily available.