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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
318 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
EXPECT LIGHT WINDS AND POOR VENTILATION FOR SUNDAY AND INTO MONDAY 
AS HIGH PRESSURE WEDGES DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD. WE WILL GET A BREAK 
IN THE PRECIPITATION TOMORROW...BUT ANOTHER WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE 
MOVING UP THE COAST WILL BRING PRECIPITATION BACK TO OUR FORECAST FOR 
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. AFTER A BRIEF BREAK ON TUESDAY...A VERY STRONG 
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING RAIN AND
GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE.

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NCZ001-210930-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
318 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           40           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          29           44           32           42           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           66           100          75           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  3        SE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  4        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.05         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                       6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3180                      1830         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  6                     SE 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 19080                     23790        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             2 VERY POOR  12 POOR      15 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  13 GEN POOR  13 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            8            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        8            4            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH
77 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
64 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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