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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
354 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...
GENERALLY GOOD VENTILATION AND DISPERSION DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS 
THROUGH TODAY. A LOW MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST WILL BRING 
A CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN TO THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
THIS WILL ALSO BRING DOWN MIXING HEIGHTS AND INCREASE RH LEVELS.
SOME SHOWERS MAY LINGER THROUGH FRIDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES
IN FROM THE WEST THIS WEEKEND.

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VAZ023-282130-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
354 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          66           42           66           
MIN/MAX RH %          36           94           46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  4        LGT/VAR      S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    11 AM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6410                      7050         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N  3                      SW  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    19230                     35250        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             46 GEN GOOD  15 GEN POOR  21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              42 GEN GOOD  1 VERY POOR  19 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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