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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
642 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER NEW ENGLAND WILL MAINTAIN CONTROL OF WEATHER
CONDITIONS ON FRIDAY WITH A FAIRLY COOL EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS
THE REGION...AND MODERATE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS...
GENERALLY IN THE LOW OR MID 40S BY AFTERNOON. INCREASING
HIGH CLOUDS DURING THE DAY WILL HELP KEEP TEMPERATURES ON THE
COOL SIDE REACHING THE 50S TO LOW 60S BY AFTERNOON.

LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP LATER FRIDAY ALONG THE GULF COAST
AND TRACK TOWARD THE SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST. MOISTURE FROM 
THIS SYSTEM WILL PUSH RAPIDLY NORTH FRIDAY NIGHT AND INTO 
SATURDAY WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL ACROSS 
THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA MUCH
OF SATURDAY. THE NORTH MAY REMAIN DRY BUT CLOUDY WITH EASTERLY
FLOW PERSISTING.

THE LOW IS FORECAST TO MOVE OFF THE COAST BY SUNDAY...WITH
HIGH PRESSURE AND CLEARING SKIES  BUILDING BACK IN ACROSS THE AREA. 
OUR NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL COME TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT
WHEN A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION.

VAZ024-180915-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
642 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           58           40           67           
MAX/MIN RH %          89           32           100          37           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  4        LGT/VAR      E  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1                         
PRECIP BEGIN                                    10 PM                     
PRECIP END                                      6 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3920                      5460         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  5                      NE 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 19600                     76440        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      9 POOR       10 POOR      35 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  12 POOR      1 VERY POOR  64 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            5            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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