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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
330 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD EAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP ALONG
THE GULF COAST STATES FRIDAY NIGHT AND MOVE EAST-NORTHEAST OVER
THE CAROLINAS ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION SATURDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO RAIN
OVER THE PIEDMONT IN THE AFTERNOON.


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VAZ019-190930-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
330 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SNOW         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          24           43           25           37           
MAX/MIN RH %          83           44           80           70           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         W  5         NW  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  4         NW  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                                              2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 8 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3480                      2500         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 12                     SW  2        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 41760                     5000         
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      33 FAIR      9 POOR       8 POOR       
ADI LATE              12 POOR      35 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  6 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            5            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 78 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
73 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
69 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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