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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1145 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH CLOUDS LIMITING A QUICK WARM UP THIS MORNING AND KEEPING DEW
POINTS GENERALLY IN THE 40S. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET ARE IN THE
DRIER AIR WITH DEW POINTS IN THE LOW TO MID 30S. IF HIGH CLOUDS
REMAIN...AFTERNOON MIN RH WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 30S TO MID 40S.
IF DRIER AIR MIXES DOWN...MIN RH WILL FALL INTO THE 30S THIS
AFTERNOON ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY BUT NOT BE
AS BREEZY AND GUSTY AS THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. WINDS THIS
AFTERNOON WILL RANGE BETWEEN 8-12 MPH WITH AN OCCASIONAL GUST TO
20 MPH. SLIGHTLY HIGHER WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE
ABOVE 3000 FEET.

A WEAK DRY FRONT WILL PASS OVER THE REGION THIS WEEKEND. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION SUNDAY...KEEPING THE AREA DRY
THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR RAIN WILL COME WITH
A COLD FRONT ON WEDNESDAY.

&&

VAZ015-242115-
GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY
1145 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          65           37           66           
MIN/MAX RH %          37           85           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  3        NW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        NW  3        W  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3730                      3380         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 10                     W 15         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    37300                     50700        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            4            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       25 FAIR      22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              19 GEN POOR  5 VERY POOR  39 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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