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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1153 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WARM FRONT WILL BRING STRONG LIFT AND ABUNDANT MOISTURE TO 
THE REGION TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL 
ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA INTO THIS EVENING. SOUTHEAST WINDS 
WILL ALSO BE INCREASING AND GUSTS OVER 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE AT 
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE WEST AND ESPECIALLY 
ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE REGION. A COLD FRONT WILL THEN MOVE 
THROUGH ON MONDAY AND BRING MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO 
THE REGION...WITH SOME STORMS EXPECTED TO APPROACH SEVERE 
LEVELS. DRIER AND COOLER CONDITIONS WILL THEN ARRIVE FOR 
MIDWEEK...THOUGH THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS 
AND SOME STORMS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE ON WEDNESDAY.
 
&&

VAZ018-192115-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
1153 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          66           52           75           
MIN/MAX RH %          71           94           60           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  5G23      E 10G26      SW  6G17     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E 10G30      S  3         SW  9G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.48         0.71         0.10         
PRECIP DURATION       8            7            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    1830                      7310         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 21                      SW 29        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    38430                     211990       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  22 FAIR      46 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              23 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  88 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            8            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH
45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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