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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
413 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES WILL PASS EAST AND
OFFSHORE THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM MAY BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS THIS MORNING
BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATER THIS AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR MAINLY RAIN...WITH SOME FREEZING 
RAIN POSSIBLE...LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. ANOTHER STRONGER STORM SYSTEM
ARRIVES MIDWEEK. THIS SYSTEM LOOKS TO BRING ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF AN ASSOCIATED STRONG COLD FRONT THAT
WILL USHER IN WINDY AND COLDER WEATHER FOR CHRISTMAS DAY. 

&&

VAZ024-202115-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
413 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          40           25           44           
MIN/MAX RH %          62           94           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       0                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          9 AM                                   
PRECIP END            12 PM                                  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2540                      3330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  7                     W  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    17780                     9990         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            2            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  2 VERY POOR  9 POOR       
ADI LATE              12 POOR      2 VERY POOR  11 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN...SLEET LIKELY
AND A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
30S. MINIMUM RH 80 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND A CHANCE
OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 64 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 IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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