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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
324 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL LINGER OVER THE AREA TODAY...BRINGING  
WARM AND DRY WEATHER. A COLD FRONT OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL SWEEP 
SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA ON TUESDAY...PRECEDED AND ACCOMPANIED BY 
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO 
RETURN TO THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING BLUSTERY AND COOLER 
WEATHER. 

ALTHOUGH DRYING CONDITIONS WILL BE GOOD TO EXCELLENT TODAY...
LIGHT AND ERRATIC WINDS MAY POSE SOME TRANSPORT ISSUES FOR
SCHEDULED PRESCRIBED BURNS DUE TO THE VARIABILITY OF LOW LEVEL
FLOW. LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL MAINLY CALM THIS MORNING EAST OF THE
BLUE RIDGE...BECOMING LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON. WEST
OF THE BLUE RIDGE...LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL VARIABLE THIS MORNING...
BECOMING LIGHT FROM THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRESCRIBED BURNS WHERE GOOD DRYING 
CONDITIONS WILL EXIST...AND WHERE TRANSPORT WINDS WILL BE MORE 
FAVORABLE DUE TO BETTER TRANSPORT AND CONSISTENCY OF DIRECTION
WILL OCCUR ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...WITH AN EVEN MORE OPTIMAL
CONDITION EXPECTED ON THURSDAY.

VAZ013-212115-
PULASKI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RADFORD...PULASKI
324 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          73           49           70           
MIN/MAX RH %          29           91           48           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  3         W  9G18      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.14         
PRECIP DURATION                                 5            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    8 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5810                      5390         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W  5                      NW 25        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    29050                     134750       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  31 FAIR      
ADI LATE              24 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  76 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       10           3            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 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 39 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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