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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
318 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
EXPECT LIGHT WINDS AND POOR VENTILATION FOR SUNDAY AND INTO MONDAY 
AS HIGH PRESSURE WEDGES DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD. WE WILL GET A BREAK 
IN THE PRECIPITATION TOMORROW...BUT ANOTHER WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE 
MOVING UP THE COAST WILL BRING PRECIPITATION BACK TO OUR FORECAST FOR 
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. AFTER A BRIEF BREAK ON TUESDAY...A VERY STRONG 
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING RAIN AND
GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE.

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VAZ009-210930-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
318 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          28           45           32           44           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           62           96           71           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  3        SE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  4        SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.04         0.05         
PRECIP DURATION                                 2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3200                      2780         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  6                     S  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 19200                     16680        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             2 VERY POOR  18 GEN POOR  8 POOR       15 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  7 POOR       11 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            8            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            5            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM
RH 71 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
70 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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