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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
503 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...

MULTIPLE WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS EAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL 
APPALACHIANS TODAY AND TONIGHT...RESULTING IN OVERCAST SKIES AS WELL 
AS ROUNDS OF WETTING RAINFALL FOR THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA. HIGH 
TEMPERATURES FOR TODAY WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 40S NEAR INTERSTATE 
64...TO THE LOW/MID 50S FOR MOST OTHER LOCATIONS...ALTHOUGH LOW 60S 
ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE. WETTING RAINFALL AMOUNTS 
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM AROUND A HALF 
INCH ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT...TO AN INCH FOR LOCATIONS 
WEST OF INTERSTATE 77.

HIGH PRESSURE AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL RETURN SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH 
TUESDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF OUR AREA 
DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

VAZ019-252130-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
503 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           90           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          48           41           51           
MIN/MAX RH %          45           95           73           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  4        LGT/VAR      N  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.26         0.36         0.13         
PRECIP DURATION       6            11           6            
PRECIP BEGIN          7 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2910                      3530         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE 13                     NW  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    37830                     28240        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             24 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  12 POOR      
ADI LATE              24 FAIR      7 POOR       17 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH.

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


 

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