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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
350 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE COAST WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH AWAY THIS EVENING 
AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS WILL CAUSE WINDS 
TO SHIFT INCREASINGLY WESTERLY OVERNIGHT. EXPECT TO START SUNDAY 
OFF WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES...WHICH WILL ALLOW AFTERNOON RH VALUES 
TO FALL TO NEAR 30 PERCENT ACROSS THE PIEDMONT WITH MAXIMUM HEATING. 
SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON ACROSS THE 
MOUNTAINS AS THE FRONT NEARS...WITH SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS 
BECOMING SCATTERED DURING THE EVENING. THE COLD FRONT WILL PASS 
ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH DRY COOL CANADIAN HIGH 
PRESSURE BUILDING ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY.

VAZ018-210930-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
350 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            30           30           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          57           80           53           70           
MAX/MIN RH %          86           48           89           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  3         W  6         NW  7        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  7         NW  7        NW  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN                       1 PM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   3 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5860                      4310         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 26                      NW 18        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 152360                    77580        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            3            2            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             25 FAIR      53 GEN GOOD  60 GEN GOOD  71 GOOD      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  79 GOOD      31 FAIR      57 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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