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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
331 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.

NCZ002-200930-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
331 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          40           61           41           68           
MAX/MIN RH %          72           38           81           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  6         NE  8G17     E  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  6        E  8         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            2 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4490                      5400         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 12                      W  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 53880                     32400        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             36 FAIR      37 FAIR      28 FAIR      21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              16 GEN POOR  41 GEN GOOD  6 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. 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. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 87 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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