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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
336 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE APPALACHIANS 
WILL RESULT IN POOR VENTILATION AND DISPERSION CONDITIONS THROUGH 
TUESDAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL REMAIN HIGH WITH DRIZZLE AND 
FOG...AND MORE IN THE WAY OF TANGIBLE WETTING PRECIPITATION TONIGHT.

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY NIGHT AS A DEEP LOW 
PRESSURE SYSTEM LIFTS NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO. THE LOW 
WILL DRAG A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY 
EVENING...BRINGING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA.  
HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WITH 
FAIR AND SEASONABLE WEATHER THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

&&

VAZ019-230915-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
336 PM EST MON DEC 22 2014

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     RAIN         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           30           100          100          
MIN/MAX TEMP          33           44           37           56           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          85           100          84           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.12         0.03         0.48         0.22         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1            9            12           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 940                       1480         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  3                     SW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 2820                      13320        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       3 VERY POOR  3 VERY POOR  3 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  2 VERY POOR  3 VERY POOR  10 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            9            9            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        9            8            9            9            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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