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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
339 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO OUR AREA TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
BRINGING DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER FOR THE START OF THE WEEKEND.
A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM PASSING TO THE WEST WILL RESULT
IN MORE WIDESPREAD RAIN SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE
A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE REGION WITH CHANCES OF SHOWERS 
AND STORMS ON MONDAY.

MUCH DRIER WEATHER WILL FINALLY RETURN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR 
THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. 
&&

NCZ005-180915-
ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDEN
339 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            100          
MIN/MAX TEMP          56           79           55           63           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           43           94           74           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  3        LGT/VAR      E  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NE  4        LGT/VAR      E  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.41         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                      2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                   6 AM         
PRECIP END            5 AM                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5500                      2260         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E  7                      E 25         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 38500                     56500        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  21 FAIR      26 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  26 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  59 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            8            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            2            5            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...RAIN AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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