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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
331 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST WILL DRIFT SLOWLY EAST AND 
OFFSHORE OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY. THIS SHOULD ALLOW ANY RESIDUAL 
RAINFALL ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE VIRGINIA/NORTH CAROLINA BORDER
TO TAPER OFF LATER TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN ALONG
THE MID ATLANTIC COAST ON SUNDAY PROVIDING A DRIER EASTERLY FLOW
INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY TURN MORE SOUTHWEST 
MONDAY AND INCREASE ON TUESDAY AS THE HIGH SLIDES EAST AND THE
NEXT COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. MOISTURE ASSOCIATED
WITH THIS FRONT WILL BRING THE NEXT CHANCE OF WETTING RAINFALL 
IN THE FORM OF SHOWERS AND STORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE
ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND MUCH DRIER AIR FOLLOWS THE 
FRONT ON THURSDAY.

VAZ018-200930-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
331 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           68           38           73           
MAX/MIN RH %          82           30           90           35           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  6         NE  7        E  5         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  6         E  8         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4670                      5640         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 13                      SW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 60710                     39480        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            5            
ADI EARLY             49 GEN GOOD  50 GEN GOOD  43 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       
ADI LATE              13 GEN POOR  50 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       26 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 85 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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