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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE

.DISCUSSION...

...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DIP INTO THE 20S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
UNDER GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS...

A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP EAST OF THE AREA THIS EVENING.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN TO THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND ANOTHER DROP IN HUMIDITY WEDNESDAY 
AFTERNOON. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRYING VEGETATION WILL
MAKE FOR INCREASED FIRE DANGER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVERHEAD ON THURSDAY WITH DRY WEATHER
PERSISTING UNDER MUCH LIGHTER WINDS. THE NEXT COLD FRONT ARRIVES
FRIDAY BRINGING SOME THREAT FOR SHOWERS BUT ALSO INCREASING WINDS
ESPECIALLY BEHIND THE BOUNDARY INTO THE WEEKEND.

NCZ001-230930-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          40           59           35           67           
MAX/MIN RH %          76           23           80           37           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 10G21     NW 17G34     NW  7G18     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 15G31     NW 15G30     LGT/VAR      SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            10 PM                                               
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4340                      5360         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 26                     SW 10        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 112840                    53600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             74 GOOD      80 GOOD      56 GEN GOOD  23 FAIR      
ADI LATE              46 GEN GOOD  73 GOOD      8 POOR       40 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
70 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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