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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
332 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON WILL SHIFT EAST 
TONIGHT...ALLOWING A MOIST EAST FLOW TO DEVELOP TONIGHT ALLOWING A 
WETTING RAIN TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.
 
A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM PASSING TO THE WEST WILL RESULT IN 
WIDESPREAD RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT 
BEFORE A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE REGION WITH CHANCES OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ON MONDAY. STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED
IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. 

MUCH DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR TUESDAY 
AND WEDNESDAY.
 
&&

NCZ002-190930-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
332 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           100          90           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          52           58           55           71           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           80           93           54           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        SE  8G25     SE  8G23     SW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  4        SE 10G25     S  4         SW  9G19     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.09         1.40         0.56         0.13         
PRECIP DURATION       2            11           7            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1790                      7410         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE 18                     SW 30        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 32220                     222300       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   2            1            1            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      15 GEN POOR  19 GEN POOR  47 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              8 POOR       21 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  120 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            5            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            6            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.

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


 

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