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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
427 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...

LOW PRESSURE WAS OVER MICHIGAN WITH A COLD FRONT TRAILING INTO THE
MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THIS FRONT WILL MOVE EAST TODAY AND
TONIGHT...AND WILL REACH THE EAST COAST BY MONDAY MORNING. MONDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY...A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL COVER MUCH OF
THE EASTERN UNITED STATES.

VAZ023-212115-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
427 AM EDT SUN SEP 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          84           56           74           
MIN/MAX RH %          45           81           36           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  6         W  6         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  9G17      NW  6        NW  7        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          2 PM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   12 AM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5940                      5830         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 24                      NW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    142560                    75790        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   2            2            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             31 FAIR      55 GEN GOOD  67 GOOD      
ADI LATE              74 GOOD      10 POOR      54 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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