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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
932 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A BRIEF PERIOD OF HIGH PRESSURE WORKS IN OVERNIGHT FROM THE SOUTHWEST
RESULTING IN CONTINUED LOW HUMIDITY BUT LIGHTER WINDS THROUGH EARLY 
TUESDAY. HOWEVER...ANOTHER CLIPPER SYSTEM SHIFT ACROSS THE SHENANDOAH 
VALLEY AND MARYLAND AREA BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS
WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL INCREASE TO 10-20 MPH AND GUSTING TO 30-40 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHER ELEVATIONS ARE GOING TO BE IN THE STRONGER WINDS.

THIS CLIPPER WILL BE MAINLY DRY THOUGH SOME SPRINKLES OR LIGHT SHOWERS
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA INTO THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS
ALONG WITH SOME INCREASED CLOUD COVER.

FUELS WILL CONTINUE TO DRY OUT THROUGH MIDWEEK. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
OVERHEAD OR NORTH OF US WEDNESDAY WITH LIGHT WINDS...THEN OFFSHORE
THURSDAY. MOISTURE RETURNS WITH SHOWERY WEATHER ANTICIPATED FOR THURSDAY 
NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

&&

NCZ001-310930-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
932 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           60           38           60           
MAX/MIN RH %          63           27           89           30           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 11G24     W  8G22      W 11G30      NW  5G20     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7G18      W 13G29      NW  9G27     W  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5830                      6010         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 31                      W  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 180730                    36060        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            5            3            4            
ADI EARLY             74 GOOD      31 FAIR      94 GOOD      42 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              17 GEN POOR  91 GOOD      16 GEN POOR  39 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
COOLER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN
THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL.  PRECIPITATION ABOVE NORMAL.


 

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