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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
329 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST U.S. 
THROUGH THE WEEKEND WHILE DEEP LOW PRESSURE SLIDES EAST AND
OFFSHORE THE GEORGIA COAST ON SATURDAY. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM
WILL BRING AN INCREASINGLY MOIST EASTERLY FLOW TO THE REGION 
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY WITH LIGHT RAIN SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN 
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA LATE THIS EVENING...CONTINUING 
INTO SATURDAY. AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST OF THE
REGION SUNDAY...HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN WITH DRIER 
CONDITIONS...WHICH SHOULD LAST INTO MONDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL 
BRING A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME THUNDERSTORMS
TO THE REGION TUESDAY.

WITH RESPECT TO PRESCRIBED BURNS...CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
LESS THAN IDEAL THROUGH SATURDAY WITH INCREASING LOW-LEVEL 
MOISTURE...CHANCES FOR RAIN GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 460...AND
EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW. IMPROVED CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY
AND MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE...SUNSHINE...AND DRIER CONDITIONS
RETURN TO THE AREA. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED INTO NEXT WEEK AT THIS TIME.

NCZ005-190915-
ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDEN
329 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           70           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          43           57           46           66           
MAX/MIN RH %          91           60           75           36           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  8        NE  9        NE 10        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  4        NE 10        NE  9        NE 11        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.13         0.10         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       4            5                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          8 PM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3580                      4280         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 17                      E 12         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 60860                     51360        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             2 VERY POOR  13 GEN POOR  29 FAIR      37 FAIR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  43 GEN GOOD  8 POOR       36 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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