Update: Fire Warning Extended

Update: June 27, 2012 – The National Weather Service has extended the fire warning through Wednesday. The combination of gusty winds…Low relative humidities and low fuel moisture will enhance the threat for the spread of wildfires this afternoon and early evening. Winds are forecast to diminish by sunset.


With a forecast high of 78° and 30% humidity today looks like a picture perfect summer day, but the dry air and breezy weather is creating another day of potential fire hazards in our area.

The National Weather Service has issued a second day of warnings due to gusty northwest winds and low relative humidity. Fuel moisture also remains low. These conditions will create enhanced threat of wildfires across the region. The fire warning issued is for this afternoon and early evening and runs from the West Virginia panhandle through Maryland and Northern Virginia including Clarke County.


  1. Traveler says:

    Does anybody else smell & see smoke when crossing Mt. Weather today? Wild fire so close to Clarke County?

  2. Patriot says:

    Near 50 Tilthamer, I smell something too

  3. Realistic Joe says:

    Blue Ridge Company 8 has checked out the odor of smoke along Rt 7 this am and they reported not seeing any smoke but could smell it also. Determined it is from the fire in Front Royal.

    Guess the wind direction changed and smell now in our area.