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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
344 AM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER TODAY THROUGH EARLY
TONIGHT. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG
THE GULF COAST STATES LATE TONIGHT AND MOVE EAST OVER THE SOUTHEAST
STATES ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS SATURDAY MORNING
BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR WETTING RAINFALL MONDAY
AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL
USHER IN MUCH DRIER AIR ALONG WITH WINDY CONDITIONS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.
&&

VAZ018-192115-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
344 AM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          42           26           40           
MIN/MAX RH %          42           80           66           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3240                      3240         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 12                     SW  3        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    38880                     9720         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             34 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              34 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN...SLEET...SNOW AND
FREEZING RAIN LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 87 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
70 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
62 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.

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


 

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