April 10, 2012 – A Red Flag Warning remains in effect from noon today through 8:00 p.m. for most of Maryland, as well as Northern and Central Virginia.
April 9, 2012 – A Red Flag Warning remains in effect from 9:00 AM this morning until 8:00 PM tonight for most of the Northern Virginia, Metro area.
The National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings as a precaution when conditions become highly conducive for the rapid spread of brush fires. These include low humidity, high winds and very low moisture content in grass and brush which could fuel explosive fire growth.
All citizens should be extremely careful igniting any flames during this period, and should avoid it entirely if at all possible.