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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
329 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST U.S. 
THROUGH THE WEEKEND WHILE DEEP LOW PRESSURE SLIDES EAST AND
OFFSHORE THE GEORGIA COAST ON SATURDAY. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM
WILL BRING AN INCREASINGLY MOIST EASTERLY FLOW TO THE REGION 
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY WITH LIGHT RAIN SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN 
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA LATE THIS EVENING...CONTINUING 
INTO SATURDAY. AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST OF THE
REGION SUNDAY...HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN WITH DRIER 
CONDITIONS...WHICH SHOULD LAST INTO MONDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL 
BRING A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME THUNDERSTORMS
TO THE REGION TUESDAY.

WITH RESPECT TO PRESCRIBED BURNS...CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
LESS THAN IDEAL THROUGH SATURDAY WITH INCREASING LOW-LEVEL 
MOISTURE...CHANCES FOR RAIN GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 460...AND
EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW. IMPROVED CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY
AND MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE...SUNSHINE...AND DRIER CONDITIONS
RETURN TO THE AREA. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED INTO NEXT WEEK AT THIS TIME.

VAZ023-190915-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
329 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           DRIZZLE      DRIZZLE      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          42           62           41           68           
MAX/MIN RH %          87           47           72           32           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      N  4         NE  5        NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NE  8        NE  4        E  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       0                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          11 PM                                               
PRECIP END            6 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5980                      4720         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 10                      SE 10        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 59800                     47200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            2            3            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       41 GEN GOOD  28 FAIR      30 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  48 GEN GOOD  5 VERY POOR  36 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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