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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
644 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION TONIGHT INTO 
TUESDAY...AND THEN SLOW DOWN AND DEEPEN AS A LARGE UPPER LOW 
PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION BY WEDNESDAY. 
FOR OUR REGION THIS PATTERN WILL RESULT IN CHANCES OF SHOWERS 
IN THE MOUNTAINS...ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH AT
LEAST WEDNESDAY...WITH A WARMING TREND AND LIGHTER WINDS BY THE 
END OF THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

NCZ001-210915-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
644 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           30           20           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          44           59           36           49           
MAX/MIN RH %          92           54           92           59           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  3        W  7         NW  9G17     NW 10G20     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         NW  8        NW  9        NW 11G21     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.01         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5120                      3210         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 22                     N 31         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 112640                    99510        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             32 FAIR      66 GOOD      65 GOOD      55 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              17 GEN POOR  67 GOOD      39 FAIR      70 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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