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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE ONE MORE DAY OF LOW AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY. HUMIDITY MINIMUMS WILL DIP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT 
RANGE DURING THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE SOUTH 
AT 5-10 MPH. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING 
SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER INCH OR LESS.

DEBRIS CLOUD COVER HAS LINGERED OVER SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND 
SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA DUE TO A COLD FRONT OVER THE GREAT 
PLAINS. SKIES SHOULD GRADUALLY CLEAR DURING THE NEXT FEW
HOURS...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE DRIFTS TOWARD THE COAST. TEN 
HOUR FUEL MOISTURES SHOULD DROP BELOW 10 GRAMS FOR MOST 
LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

VAZ016-242115-
CARROLL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GALAX
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          66           48           70           
MIN/MAX RH %          23           83           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  5         SW  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  6         S  5         SW  8G18     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.20         
PRECIP DURATION                                 4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    7 AM         
PRECIP END                                      6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4290                      6880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 12                      W 38         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    51480                     261440       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             25 FAIR      38 FAIR      77 GOOD      
ADI LATE              36 FAIR      9 POOR       124 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
MINIMUM RH 76 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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