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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
931 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION THURSDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH 
TONIGHT AND BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE MUCH OF THE MORNING THURSDAY...THEN
BECOME LIGHT SOUTH DURING THE AFTERNOON AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE SHIFTS
EAST OF THE REGION. WHILE WIND WILL NOT BE AN ISSUE FOR THURSDAY...RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP INTO CRITICAL LEVELS FOR SEVERAL
HOURS THURSDAY AFTERNOON...NAMELY INTO THE 20 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE.

A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION FRIDAY. THIS WILL
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA. SIMILAR
TO THE SYSTEM ON FRIDAY...RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO SPOTTY AND LIGHT.
AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE 1/4 INCH OR LESS.

DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND BEFORE A LARGE SLOW MOVING
LOW PRESSURE AREA BRINGS SEVERAL DAYS OF CLOUDY, RAINY, COOL CONDITIONS
TO THE REGION FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

VAZ020-240930-
BATH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOT SPRINGS
931 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          29           68           41           70           
MAX/MIN RH %          82           19           98           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  9G22     LGT/VAR      SW  3        SW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        SW  3        LGT/VAR      W 10         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.13         
PRECIP DURATION                                              4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 6 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6330                      6580         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  9                     W 30         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 56970                     197400       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             72 GOOD      7 POOR       36 FAIR      50 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              10 POOR      38 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  92 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            2            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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