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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.

VAZ014-160945-
MONTGOMERY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLACKSBURG
1201 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLEAR        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          22           54           25           60           
MAX/MIN RH %          91           25           91           27           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 17G37     N  5         E  6         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 11G30     E  5         LGT/VAR      E  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4290                      4720         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  9                     SE 16        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 38610                     75520        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             97 GOOD      35 FAIR      48 GEN GOOD  32 FAIR      
ADI LATE              47 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      8 POOR       58 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            2            5            
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 IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 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 47 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 65 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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