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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS OVERHEAD EARLY TONIGHT RESULTING
IN CLEAR SKIES AND NEAR CALM WINDS.  AS THE HIGH MOVES TO 
ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST...A SOUTHEAST WIND WILL DEVELOP
ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS...BUT REMAINING NEARLY CALM IN THE 
VALLEYS.

SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE ON 
THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE MIDWEST STATES.
LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THURSDAY. 

BY FRIDAY...THE FRONT WILL BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE 
SCATTERED SHOWERS...AND BY FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWERS WILL BECOME
LIKELY WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THIS IS EXPECTED
TO BE A STRONG FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD
OF THE FRONT...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

VAZ023-020930-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           69           53           74           
MAX/MIN RH %          79           35           90           48           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  5G22      S  9G24      SW  8G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  9G23      SW  7G22     SW  9G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.06         
PRECIP DURATION                                              2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 6 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3850                      5200         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 22                      W 31         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 84700                     161200       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      36 FAIR      70 GOOD      59 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  68 GOOD      28 FAIR      91 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            1            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 28 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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