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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

EXPECT ONLY THIN HIGH CLOUDS TO PASS ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH 
THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. RH VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PERCENT 
WILL RECOVER ONLY GRADUALLY THIS EVENING AS LIGHT WINDS ARE SLOW 
TO RETURN MOISTURE TO THE REGION...WHILE INCREASING CLOUD COVER 
LATE THIS EVENING WILL LIMIT RADIATIONAL COOLING. 

A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH 
AMOUNTS OF AROUND A QUARTER INCH. SATURDAY WILL BE A DAY OF 
DRYING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST...RESULTING IN 
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND GUSTY WEST WINDS. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE LESS 
THAN 10 MPH ON SUNDAY...WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS AND MOSTLY 
CLEAR SKIES EXPECTED. MONDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK IS 
EXPECTED TO BE WET AS A LARGE AND SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM 
MOVES IN FROM THE WEST.

VAZ023-250930-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            100          40           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          47           69           47           78           
MAX/MIN RH %          66           50           77           29           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        LGT/VAR      W  9G27      W  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  5         W  7G23      W 12G21      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.25         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    6            0            0            
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 AM         CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   8 PM         6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5530                      8830         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 31                     W 37         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 171430                    326710       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             37 FAIR      25 FAIR      77 GOOD      108 VERY GOOD
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  85 GOOD      49 GEN GOOD  128 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS AROUND
60. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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