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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
330 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD EAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP ALONG
THE GULF COAST STATES FRIDAY NIGHT AND MOVE EAST-NORTHEAST OVER
THE CAROLINAS ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION SATURDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO RAIN
OVER THE PIEDMONT IN THE AFTERNOON.


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VAZ022-190930-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
330 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SNOW         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          26           46           28           37           
MAX/MIN RH %          77           39           77           64           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  4        NW  5        NW  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  4        NW  6        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.03         
PRECIP DURATION                                              2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 6 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3530                      2300         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 12                     SW  2        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 42360                     4600         
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      42 GEN GOOD  9 POOR       9 POOR       
ADI LATE              11 POOR      42 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  5 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.
MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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