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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
933 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION TONIGHT INTO 
TUESDAY...AND THEN SLOW DOWN AND DEEPEN AS A LARGE UPPER LOW 
PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION BY WEDNESDAY. 
FOR OUR REGION THIS PATTERN WILL RESULT IN CHANCES OF SHOWERS 
IN THE MOUNTAINS...ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH AT
LEAST WEDNESDAY...WITH A WARMING TREND AND LIGHTER WINDS BY THE 
END OF THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

VAZ018-210915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
933 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           40           40           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          45           62           40           54           
MAX/MIN RH %          90           50           89           56           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  4         W  4         NW  7        NW  8G18     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  3         NW  8        NW  7        NW 10G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.04         0.03         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            2            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6120                      4220         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 21                     NW 28        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 128520                    118160       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      50 GEN GOOD  67 GOOD      54 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              7 POOR       65 GOOD      35 FAIR      65 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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