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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1201 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...
MUCH DRIER AIR ARRIVES OVERNIGHT AS THE FRONT MOVES FURTHER EAST.
COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE HERE FOR A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE WE START
GRADUALLY WARMING TOWARD NORMAL AGAIN THURSDAY. STRONG NORTHWEST
WINDS SHOULD CONTINUE THROUGH ABOUT MIDNIGHT AND THEN DIMINISH 
WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE WEST. DRY WEATHER CONTINUES
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY UNDER LIGHTER EASTERLY WINDS AS THE RIDGE 
BUILDS TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST. A MAINLY DRY FRONT ENTERS THE AREA
SATURDAY...SO FUELS WILL START TO DRY OUT THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEKEND. NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL BE WITH A FRONT NEXT MONDAY
OR TUESDAY.

VAZ011-160945-
GILES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PEARISBURG
1201 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW SHOWERS NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          19           55           26           60           
MAX/MIN RH %          93           22           85           26           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 16G35     N  5         SE  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 11G32     E  5         LGT/VAR      SE  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       0                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            11 PM                                               
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4770                      4970         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE 10                     SE 20        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 47700                     99400        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             96 GOOD      25 FAIR      54 GEN GOOD  31 FAIR      
ADI LATE              44 GEN GOOD  35 FAIR      10 POOR      72 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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