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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
351 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

.DISCUSSION...
COLD HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST TODAY BRINGING 
DRIER AIR ALONG WITH DIMINISHING NORTHWEST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON. AS
THE HIGH SLIDES TO THE COAST AND OFFSHORE DURING THE WEEKEND...
WINDS WILL TURN MORE SOUTHWEST AND GRADUALLY INCREASE ESPECIALLY
BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HUMIDITY LEVELS SHOULD REMAIN LOW INTO SATURDAY
BEFORE SLOWLY INCREASING SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT
SLIDING IN FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS FRONT LOOKS TO BRING THE
NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS BY LATE MONDAY OR TUESDAY.

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VAZ018-282130-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
351 AM EST FRI NOV 28 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW SHOWERS NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          34           23           49           
MIN/MAX RH %          48           79           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  8        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         LGT/VAR      S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            10 AM                                  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3600                      2510         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 16                     S 16         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    57600                     40160        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             47 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              38 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  32 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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