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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.

NCZ002-230930-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          41           60           38           64           
MAX/MIN RH %          68           23           78           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 10G21     NW 16G33     NW  7G18     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 15G34     NW 14G26     NW  3        S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4440                      4880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 24                     SW 12        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 106560                    58560        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             71 GOOD      77 GOOD      57 GEN GOOD  21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              47 GEN GOOD  71 GOOD      11 POOR      35 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            1            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
52 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 37 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 44 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
60 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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