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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
322 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

ANOTHER UPPER DISTURBANCE WILL DROP SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE APPALACHIANS TONIGHT 
AND OFFSHORE EARLY WEDNESDAY. MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES ALONG WITH 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD EAST INTO OUR REGION ON WEDNESDAY RESULTING IN CONTINUED VERY DRY WEATHER
UNDER DIMINISHING WINDS. A FAST MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL DRAG A TRAILING COLD
FRONT THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY BRINGING THE NEXT SHOT AT MEASURABLE LIGHT
PRECIPITATION INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. MUCH COLDER AIR BEHIND THIS FRONT SHOULD AGAIN
RESULT IN STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN ON SATURDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE STORM SYSTEM LOOKS TO AFFECT THE REGION
BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND WITH MORE IN THE WAY OF WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION. 

&&

VAZ023-280930-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
322 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       CLEAR        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          19           42           20           41           
MAX/MIN RH %          64           28           76           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 10G29     NW  7G20     NW  3        S  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  8G24     NW  5        LGT/VAR      SE  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                              1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 11 AM        
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3760                      2640         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 10                     S 20         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 37600                     52800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             34 FAIR      41 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  20 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              17 GEN POOR  31 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  36 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            1            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 28 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH.

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


 

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