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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1139 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER A POSSIBILITY SUNDAY...

EXPECT A COLD FRONT TO SLIDE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA BY LATE
TONIGHT. THREAT OF ANY WET WEATHER IS VERY LOW...CHANCE FOR A
WETTING RAIN IS ZERO....WITH ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVER
THE MOUNTAINS OF WEST VIRGINIA...DOWN INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGH
COUNTRY.

THEN SUNDAY...WINDS WILL PICK UP OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AND GUST
OVER 25 MPH AT TIMES. COMBINED WITH DRIER AIR COMING IN...AND THE
FACT THAT RAINFALL HAS BEEN LIMITED THE PAST WEEK...FUELS WILL DRY
OUT FASTER...AND THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ENHANCED FIRE DANGER.

THE AIRMASS WILL BE STAYING DRY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK THOUGH THE
FLOW TURNS MORE SOUTHERLY...AHEAD OF THE NEXT FRONT TRACKING INTO
THE REGION BY WEDNESDAY.

&&

VAZ022-252115-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
1139 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          70           46           72           
MIN/MAX RH %          34           83           25           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  7         NW  9G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         W  8G17      NW 10G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3730                      5020         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 14                      NW 26        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    52220                     130520       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  44 GEN GOOD  58 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              55 GEN GOOD  11 POOR      78 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
61 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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