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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
806 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST WILL DRIFT SLOWLY EAST AND 
OFFSHORE OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY. THIS SHOULD ALLOW ANY RESIDUAL 
RAINFALL ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE VIRGINIA/NORTH CAROLINA BORDER
TO TAPER OFF LATER TONIGHT. 

HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST ON SUNDAY 
PROVIDING A DRIER EASTERLY FLOW INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL 
GRADUALLY TURN MORE SOUTHWEST MONDAY AND INCREASE ON TUESDAY AS THE 
HIGH SLIDES EAST AND THE NEXT COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. 

MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONT WILL BRING THE NEXT CHANCE OF 
WETTING RAINFALL IN THE FORM OF SHOWERS AND STORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. 
HIGH PRESSURE ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND MUCH DRIER AIR 
FOLLOWS THE FRONT ON THURSDAY.

NCZ001-200915-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
806 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           62           40           68           
MAX/MIN RH %          74           37           82           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  6         E  7         E  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  7         E  7         LGT/VAR      W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            1 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4700                      5330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 12                      W  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 56400                     37310        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             47 GEN GOOD  43 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      26 FAIR      
ADI LATE              24 FAIR      40 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  26 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 90 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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