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FNUS51 KRNK 242004
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

EXPECT ONLY THIN HIGH CLOUDS TO PASS ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH 
THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. RH VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PERCENT 
WILL RECOVER ONLY GRADUALLY THIS EVENING AS LIGHT WINDS ARE SLOW 
TO RETURN MOISTURE TO THE REGION...WHILE INCREASING CLOUD COVER 
LATE THIS EVENING WILL LIMIT RADIATIONAL COOLING. 

A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH 
AMOUNTS OF AROUND A QUARTER INCH. SATURDAY WILL BE A DAY OF 
DRYING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST...RESULTING IN 
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND GUSTY WEST WINDS. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE LESS 
THAN 10 MPH ON SUNDAY...WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS AND MOSTLY 
CLEAR SKIES EXPECTED. MONDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK IS 
EXPECTED TO BE WET AS A LARGE AND SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM 
MOVES IN FROM THE WEST.

NCZ006-250930-
CASWELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YANCEYVILLE
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            80           40           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          48           72           49           80           
MAX/MIN RH %          73           54           84           29           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  3         S  4         SW  5        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         SW  8        W  4         W  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.20         0.05         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    5            0                         
PRECIP BEGIN                       8 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   8 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3940                      6970         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 32                     W 26         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 126080                    181220       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            5            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      10 POOR      56 GEN GOOD  55 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  86 GOOD      10 POOR      119 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            3            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. NOT
AS WARM. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM
RH 73 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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