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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS EVENING...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE MID ATLANTIC REGION WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST AND 
OFFSHORE BY MORNING. LOW PRESSURE WAS DEVELOPING OVER THE CENTRAL 
ROCKIES AND WILL TRACK INTO THE OHIO VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT THEN OFF 
THE NEW JERSEY COAST ON MONDAY. A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN IS EXPECTED 
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. ONE QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN 
INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE. 

THIS SYSTEM WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT THROUGH OUR REGION ON SUNDAY NIGHT
...WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY. STRONG 
GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY ON MONDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH MONDAY NIGHT AND 
TUESDAY. 

&&

VAZ015-010915-
GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY
340 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           100          40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          25           45           31           41           
MAX/MIN RH %          65           28           100          44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         SW  3        S  8G20      W 14G34      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  7G18      SW 10G23     NW 21G44     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.03         0.34         0.05         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            11           3            
PRECIP BEGIN                       2 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2940                      3660         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 29                     NW 38        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 85260                     139080       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            3            2            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       13 GEN POOR  30 FAIR      85 GOOD      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  54 GEN GOOD  13 GEN POOR  92 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...WINDY. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 25 TO
30 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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