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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
335 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY WINDS TO SUBSIDE WITH SLOW MOISTURE RECOVERY TONIGHT...
...LOW HUMIDITY AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON...


HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY 
MORNING BEFORE MOVING EAST OF THE REGION LATER IN THE DAY. THIS WILL
RESULT IN DIMINISHING WINDS TONIGHT...WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS
TURNING SOUTHWEST ON THURSDAY. IT WILL REMAIN DRY THURSDAY WITH 
HUMIDITY LEVELS AGAIN FALLING TO BELOW 25 OR 30 PERCENT IN THE
AFTERNOON. 

THE NEXT...CHANCE...OF SHOWERS IS FRIDAY.  A COLD FRONT IS 
FORECAST TO CROSS THE AREA FRIDAY.  SIMILAR TO THE LAST
FRONTAL PASSAGE...RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE SCATTERED WITH
AMOUNTS OF A TENTH TO PERHAPS ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. DRIER 
WEATHER UNDER HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW THIS FRONT FOR THE
WEEKEND.

VAZ018-240930-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
335 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          31           71           46           71           
MAX/MIN RH %          90           21           92           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  9G22     LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W 10G17      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION                                              4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 6 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6350                      6620         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  9                     W 31         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 57150                     205220       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             69 GOOD      6 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      62 GOOD      
ADI LATE              9 POOR       40 FAIR      9 POOR       98 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            5            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            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 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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