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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
534 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST U.S. 
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A DEEP AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP
ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES TODAY AND MOVE VERY SLOWLY EAST
THROUGH MONDAY. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING AN INCREASINGLY
MOIST EASTERLY FLOW TO THE REGION TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY WITH LIGHT
RAIN SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA LATE 
THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING...CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY.
AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST OF THE REGION SUNDAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN WITH DRIER CONDITIONS...WHICH SHOULD
LAST INTO MONDAY. A COLD FRONT AND UPPER TROUGH WILL BRING A 
GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME THUNDERSTORMS TO
THE REGION TUESDAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ON THE COOL SIDE THROUGH SATURDAY WITH
HIGHS MOSTLY IN THE 50S...MODERATING INTO THE 60S WEST AND LOWER
70S EAST BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

WITH RESPECT TO PRESCRIBED BURNS...CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
LESS THAN IDEAL THROUGH SATURDAY WITH INCREASING LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE...
CHANCES FOR RAIN GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 460...AND EAST TO NORTHEAST
FLOW. IMPROVED CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS HIGH
PRESSURE...SUNSHINE...AND DRIER CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE AREA. CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK AT
THIS TIME.

NCZ001-182145-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
534 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          57           42           58           
MIN/MAX RH %          40           86           51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.06         0.06         
PRECIP DURATION                    2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4030                      5320         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  5                     E 20         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    20150                     106400       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  12 POOR      48 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              15 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  74 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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