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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1153 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WARM FRONT WILL BRING STRONG LIFT AND ABUNDANT MOISTURE TO 
THE REGION TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL 
ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA INTO THIS EVENING. SOUTHEAST WINDS 
WILL ALSO BE INCREASING AND GUSTS OVER 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE AT 
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE WEST AND ESPECIALLY 
ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE REGION. A COLD FRONT WILL THEN MOVE 
THROUGH ON MONDAY AND BRING MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO 
THE REGION...WITH SOME STORMS EXPECTED TO APPROACH SEVERE 
LEVELS. DRIER AND COOLER CONDITIONS WILL THEN ARRIVE FOR 
MIDWEEK...THOUGH THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS 
AND SOME STORMS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE ON WEDNESDAY.
 
&&

VAZ009-192115-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
1153 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          68           55           74           
MIN/MAX RH %          65           86           54           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  7G23      SE  7G27     SW  6G19     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE 11G31     SW  4        SW 10G24     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.86         0.43         0.10         
PRECIP DURATION       11           6            3            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3010                      7250         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE 25                     SW 30        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    75250                     217500       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             31 FAIR      35 FAIR      69 GOOD      
ADI LATE              56 GEN GOOD  15 GEN POOR  99 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH
48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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