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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
338 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER THROUGH EARLY
TONIGHT. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG
THE GULF COAST STATES LATE TONIGHT AND MOVE EAST OVER THE SOUTHEAST
STATES ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS SATURDAY
BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR MAINLY RAIN...WITH SOME FREEZING 
RAIN POSSIBLE...SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. ANOTHER STRONGER STORM SYSTEM
ARRIVES MIDWEEK. THIS SYSTEM LOOKS TO BRING MAINLY RAIN AHEAD OF IT 
THEN BECOMING WINDY AND COLD BEHIND IT FOR CHRISTMAS. 

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VAZ023-200915-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
338 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SNOW         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          27           41           25           47           
MAX/MIN RH %          77           58           92           52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 AM                                   
PRECIP END                         3 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3130                      3710         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  3                     W  2         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 9390                      7420         
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            2            3            
ADI EARLY             6 VERY POOR  10 POOR      1 VERY POOR  11 POOR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  9 POOR       1 VERY POOR  11 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            3            5            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND A CHANCE
OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 76 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. NOT
AS COOL. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH
71 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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