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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
453 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY AGAIN BUT MUCH LIGHTER WIND SPEEDS FOR TODAY...

WIND SPEEDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE THIS MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE 
OVER OHIO PASSES OVERHEAD DURING EARLY AFTERNOON. AS HIGH PRESSURE 
MOVES IN...NORTHERLY FLOW WILL GIVE WAY TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS 
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...FOLLOWED BY SOUTHEASTERLY 
WINDFLOW DEVELOPING AFTER SUNSET. HIGH PRESSURE WILL ALSO MAINTAIN 
DRY CONDITIONS AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE...BOTH OF WHICH WILL ACT TO 
DRIVE AFTERNOON RH VALUES BELOW 20 PERCENT MOST LOCATIONS...DESPITE 
COOLER HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR TODAY.

TODAY APPEARS TO BE THE BEST DAY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK TO 
GET IN ANY PRESCRIBED BURNING. SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER 
WILL INCREASE AGAIN ON THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE 
MIDWEST STATES. EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA ON FRIDAY. 
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN TO THE AREA 
ON SATURDAY...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

VAZ019-012200-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
453 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        CLEAR        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          63           34           71           
MIN/MAX RH %          18           83           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        LGT/VAR      S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        LGT/VAR      S  8G20      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6410                      4470         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  9                     S 24         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    57690                     107280       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             46 GEN GOOD  45 GEN GOOD  30 FAIR      
ADI LATE              54 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  60 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...RAIN SHOWERS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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