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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
941 PM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WE WILL BE DEALING WITH COOL AND BREEZY/GUSTY CONDITIONS THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON. VENTILATION AND DISPERSION WILL BE VERY GOOD
THROUGH THE PERIOD. WEDNESDAY LOOKS TO FEATURE THE MOST WIND WITH
GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE
WESTWARD. FUELS WILL CONTINUE TO DRY AND MINIMUM RH VALUES AROUND
30 PERCENT ARE LIKELY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
THE CHANCE FOR A WETTING RAIN THIS WEEK WILL BE WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH EARLY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THOUGH QPF AMOUNTS WILL BE LIGHT. ANOTHER
CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN WILL ARRIVE THIS WEEKEND.
 
&&

VAZ020-220915-
BATH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOT SPRINGS
941 PM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         TSTMS        SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           30           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          37           61           34           58           
MAX/MIN RH %          87           36           77           27           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  7G23     SW 10G26     W 11G28      W 10G23      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  7G19     W 15G31      W  8G22      W 12G23      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.08         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    4            0                         
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   10 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6100                      7930         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 43                      W 31         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 262300                    245830       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      GOOD                      
LAL                   1            2            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             107 VERY GOOD82 GOOD      101 VERY GOOD99 GOOD      
ADI LATE              9 POOR       128 VERY GOOD42 GEN GOOD  107 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            1            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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