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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
342 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS POSSIBLE TODAY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN...

LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE DELMARVA COAST THIS MORNING WILL DEEPEN 
AND LIFT NORTHEAST INTO THURSDAY. BACKLASH FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL BE 
FELT ACROSS OUR REGION THROUGH THURSDAY IN THE FORM OF MOSTLY CLOUDY
COOL WEATHER AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. A MODERATING TREND WILL 
OCCUR OVER THE WEEKEND AS THE STORM SYSTEM MOVES AWAY FROM THE 
AREA...REPLACED BY HIGH PRESSURE THAT WILL BRING WARMING CONDITIONS
FOR THE WEEKEND...AND POSSIBLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE 
LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER.

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VAZ018-222115-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
342 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          55           39           58           
MIN/MAX RH %          60           90           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  9G22     NW  9G23     NW  9G20     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 12G24     NW  8G21     NW 10G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4240                      3500         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N 25                      NW 28        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    106000                    98000        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            
ADI EARLY             53 GEN GOOD  63 GOOD      57 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              62 GOOD      28 FAIR      60 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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