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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1015 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY AGAIN BUT MUCH LIGHTER WIND SPEEDS FOR TODAY...

WIND SPEEDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE 
OVER OHIO PASSES OVERHEAD DURING THE AFTERNOON. AS HIGH PRESSURE 
MOVES IN...NORTHERLY FLOW WILL GIVE WAY TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS 
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...FOLLOWED BY SOUTHEASTERLY 
WINDFLOW DEVELOPING AFTER SUNSET. HIGH PRESSURE WILL ALSO MAINTAIN 
DRY CONDITIONS AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE...BOTH OF WHICH WILL ACT TO 
DRIVE AFTERNOON RH VALUES BELOW 20 PERCENT MOST LOCATIONS...DESPITE 
COOLER HIGH TEMPERATURES.

TODAY APPEARS TO BE THE BEST DAY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK FOR  
PRESCRIBED BURNING. SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER 
WILL INCREASE AGAIN ON THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE 
MIDWEST STATES. EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA ON FRIDAY. 
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING WIDESPREAD WETTING SHOWERS TO THE AREA 
FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

VAZ010-012130-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
1015 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          62           40           69           
MIN/MAX RH %          18           72           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        LGT/VAR      S  7G20      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  4         S  5         SW 10G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5260                      5610         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  7                     SW 32        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    36820                     179520       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             39 FAIR      27 FAIR      24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  90 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...RAIN SHOWERS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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