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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS OVERHEAD EARLY TONIGHT RESULTING
IN CLEAR SKIES AND NEAR CALM WINDS.  AS THE HIGH MOVES TO 
ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST...A SOUTHEAST WIND WILL DEVELOP
ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS...BUT REMAINING NEARLY CALM IN THE 
VALLEYS.

SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE ON 
THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE MIDWEST STATES.
LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THURSDAY. 

BY FRIDAY...THE FRONT WILL BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE 
SCATTERED SHOWERS...AND BY FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWERS WILL BECOME
LIKELY WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THIS IS EXPECTED
TO BE A STRONG FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD
OF THE FRONT...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

VAZ016-020930-
CARROLL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GALAX
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          36           65           51           71           
MAX/MIN RH %          83           46           99           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  9G23      S 10G22      SW 10G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  4         S 11G22      SW 10G22     SW  9G21     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    10 PM        CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3040                      4550         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 28                      SW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 85120                     109200       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  34 FAIR      70 GOOD      40 FAIR      
ADI LATE              7 POOR       69 GOOD      22 FAIR      62 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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