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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
349 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER WESTERN KENTUCKY WITH A WARM FRONT EXTENDING EAST 
AND COLD FRONT TRAILING SOUTHWARD FROM THE LOW WILL LIFT NORTHEAST 
TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE REGION ON 
MONDAY...THEN HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FOR TUESDAY. DRIER AND COOLER 
CONDITIONS WILL THEN ARRIVE FOR MIDWEEK...THOUGH THERE WILL BE
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND SOME STORMS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE 
ON WEDNESDAY.
 
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VAZ022-200915-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
349 PM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          60           60           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          53           77           45           66           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           49           81           28           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  9G23      SW  5G17     SW  9G25     W 10G25      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         SW  9G20     W 10G26      W 11G26      
PRECIP AMOUNT         1.15         0.20         0.13         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       8            3            3                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   2 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 8530                      7900         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 28                     W 26         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 238840                    205400       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            4            4            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             23 FAIR      37 FAIR      67 GOOD      68 GOOD      
ADI LATE              9 POOR       96 GOOD      36 FAIR      92 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            4            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
45 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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