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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
422 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE TO SETTLE OVERHEAD TODAY...WITH A BACK DOOR
FRONT SHIFTING SOUTH INTO THE REGION WEDNESDAY. LITTLE MOISTURE
EXPECTED WITH THIS FEATURE. A STRONGER FRONT ARRIVES FRIDAY WITH
THE NEXT THREAT OF RAIN. BREEZY AND COOLER WEATHER FOLLOWS SATURDAY.

VAZ023-302115-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
422 AM EDT TUE SEP 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          80           52           80           
MIN/MAX RH %          46           99           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 0            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    2 PM         
PRECIP END                                      6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6920                      6880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  8                     SW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    55360                     48160        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  24 FAIR      10 POOR      
ADI LATE              33 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       10           4            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. PATCHY
DRIZZLE. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
61 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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