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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
421 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY 
TODAY...LEAVING COOL AND DRY HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED AGAINST THE 
EASTERN FACE OF THE APPALACHIANS. EXPECT CONTINUED EASTERLY WIND 
FLOW TODAY...IN ADDITION TO INCREASING SUNSHINE HEADING INTO THE 
AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY TURN MORE SOUTHWEST MONDAY AND 
INCREASE IN SPEED ON TUESDAY AS THE HIGH SLIDES EAST AND THE NEXT 
COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. 

MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONT WILL BRING THE NEXT CHANCE OF 
WETTING RAINFALL IN THE FORM OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS 
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS 
AND MUCH DRIER AIR FOLLOWS THE FRONT ON WEDNESDAY.

VAZ011-202145-
GILES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PEARISBURG
421 AM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          67           35           74           
MIN/MAX RH %          29           100          34           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  4         E  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  6         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4870                      6060         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 14                      W  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    68180                     36360        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             57 GEN GOOD  47 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              57 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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