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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
933 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION TONIGHT INTO 
TUESDAY...AND THEN SLOW DOWN AND DEEPEN AS A LARGE UPPER LOW 
PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION BY WEDNESDAY. 
FOR OUR REGION THIS PATTERN WILL RESULT IN CHANCES OF SHOWERS 
IN THE MOUNTAINS...ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH AT
LEAST WEDNESDAY...WITH A WARMING TREND AND LIGHTER WINDS BY THE 
END OF THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

VAZ010-210915-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
933 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           40           40           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          45           59           37           49           
MAX/MIN RH %          92           53           93           65           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  4        W  5         NW  7        NW  9G17     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  4         NW  7        NW  7        NW  9G18     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.05         0.05         0.03         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5570                      3630         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 22                     N 26         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 122540                    94380        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             40 FAIR      62 GOOD      68 GOOD      57 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              12 POOR      68 GOOD      34 FAIR      65 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            3            4            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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