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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
333 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD EAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY.
HOWEVER PASSING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL RESULT IN PERIODS OF 
MID AND HIGH CLOUDINESS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. A WEAK AREA 
OF LOW PRESSURE WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP ALONG THE GULF COAST STATES 
LATER FRIDAY AND MOVE EAST...PERHAPS BRINGING A PERIOD OF LIGHT
WINTRY PRECIPITATION ON SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM
THE NORTH SHOULD RESULT IN SOME BRIEF DRYING ON SUNDAY BEFORE MOISTURE
RETURNS EARLY NEXT WEEK AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT SET TO CROSS
THE REGION LATER TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

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VAZ010-182130-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
333 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SPRINKLES    NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          40           25           40           
MIN/MAX RH %          46           78           51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         NW  4        NW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         NW  4        NW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2760                      2940         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 14                      NW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    38640                     41160        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             23 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  35 FAIR      
ADI LATE              26 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 76 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SNOW AND A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
85 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
81 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
73 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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