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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
335 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY WINDS TO SUBSIDE WITH SLOW MOISTURE RECOVERY TONIGHT...
...LOW HUMIDITY AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON...


HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY 
MORNING BEFORE MOVING EAST OF THE REGION LATER IN THE DAY. THIS WILL
RESULT IN DIMINISHING WINDS TONIGHT...WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS
TURNING SOUTHWEST ON THURSDAY. IT WILL REMAIN DRY THURSDAY WITH 
HUMIDITY LEVELS AGAIN FALLING TO BELOW 25 OR 30 PERCENT IN THE
AFTERNOON. 

THE NEXT...CHANCE...OF SHOWERS IS FRIDAY.  A COLD FRONT IS 
FORECAST TO CROSS THE AREA FRIDAY.  SIMILAR TO THE LAST
FRONTAL PASSAGE...RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE SCATTERED WITH
AMOUNTS OF A TENTH TO PERHAPS ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. DRIER 
WEATHER UNDER HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW THIS FRONT FOR THE
WEEKEND.

VAZ009-240930-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
335 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           73           45           71           
MAX/MIN RH %          73           24           99           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7G18     LGT/VAR      SW  3        SW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  4        LGT/VAR      W 11G18      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.12         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    1 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   5 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6990                      6550         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 10                     W 36         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 69900                     235800       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             48 GEN GOOD  18 GEN POOR  37 FAIR      73 GOOD      
ADI LATE              8 POOR       42 GEN GOOD  10 POOR      109 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            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 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
54 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 70 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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