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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
441 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE ONE MORE DAY OF LOW AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY. HOWEVER...WINDS WILL BE LIGHT. HUMIDITY MINIMUMS 
WILL DIP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT RANGE DURING THE PEAK HEATING
PART OF THE AFTERNOON...WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. A COLD FRONT 
IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING SHOWERS ON FRIDAY...AMOUNTS OF 
A QUARTER INCH OR LESS.

CLOUDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE TODAY DUE TO INCREASING 
MID AND UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE AHEAD OF FRIDAYS PREDICTED
FRONTAL PASSAGE.  SHADING TODAY WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 60 
PERCENT...THE THICKER CLOUD COVER OCCURRING ACROSS WEST 
VIRGINIA...AND THE HIGHLANDS OF VIRGINIA.

TODAY IS DAY 8 SINCE WETTING RAINFALL. THIS HAS RESULTED IN
THE DRIEST FINE FUEL MOISTURE THAT WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR THIS
SPRING SEASON. IN SPITE OF THIS...GREEN-UP IS WELL UNDERWAY
ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.  CANOPY CLOSURE SHOULD TAKE
PLACE AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 2000 FEET BETWEEN NOW AND THE END
OF THE MONTH. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET WILL BE DELAYED 
UNTIL THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY...DUE TO THE COOLER
THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES WHICH HAVE PERSISTED FOR MUCH OF 
THIS SPRING.

VAZ007-242230-
TAZEWELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAZEWELL
441 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          73           46           70           
MIN/MAX RH %          22           83           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  3         SW  7G20     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  3        S  8G21      W 12G28      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.30         
PRECIP DURATION                                 5            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 AM         
PRECIP END                                      6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6740                      6960         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W  3                      W 40         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    20220                     278400       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      72 GOOD      
ADI LATE              41 GEN GOOD  11 POOR      128 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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