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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
339 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...

LOW LEVEL MOISTURE BANKED UP ALONG THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS
WILL COMBINE WITH COLDER AIR TO PRODUCE SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
THIS MORNING ALONG WITH POCKETS OF DRIZZLE OR FREEZING DRIZZLE. OTHERWISE
HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY BUILD INTO THE AREA FROM THE WEST TODAY
AND TONIGHT RESULTING IN DRIER WEATHER FOR MOST OF THE AREA. HOWEVER 
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG TODAY WITH GUSTS TO 25 OR 30 MPH
POSSIBLE. MAINLY DRY WEATHER UNDER LIGHTER WINDS SHOULD PREVAIL FOR
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO EXTEND OVER THE
AREA. UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND AS AN AREA OF
LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES...REACHING INTO THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION SATURDAY.

&&

VAZ024-172115-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
339 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          48           27           43           
MIN/MAX RH %          45           72           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  8         W  7         W  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  9         W  6         W  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 0            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    3 PM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3660                      2670         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 18                      W  9         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    65880                     24030        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             48 GEN GOOD  12 POOR      33 FAIR      
ADI LATE              45 GEN GOOD  17 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND RAIN
LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
71 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
40S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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