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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
928 AM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER THROUGH EARLY
TONIGHT. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG
THE GULF COAST STATES LATE TONIGHT AND MOVE EAST OVER THE SOUTHEAST
STATES ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS SATURDAY MORNING
BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR WETTING RAINFALL SUNDAY NIGHT
INTO MONDAY...AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL
USHER IN MUCH DRIER AIR ALONG WITH WINDY CONDITIONS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.

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VAZ010-192115-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
928 AM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SNOW         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          41           27           39           
MIN/MAX RH %          45           82           69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  4         W  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                    0            3            
PRECIP BEGIN                       3 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2460                      3110         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 12                     W  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    29520                     9330         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            4            2            
ADI EARLY             33 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              42 GEN GOOD  2 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN...SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. MINIMUM RH 83 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
68 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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