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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE ONE MORE DAY OF LOW AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY. HUMIDITY MINIMUMS WILL DIP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT 
RANGE DURING THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE SOUTH 
AT 5-10 MPH. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING 
SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER INCH OR LESS.

DEBRIS CLOUD COVER HAS LINGERED OVER SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND 
SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA DUE TO A COLD FRONT OVER THE GREAT 
PLAINS. SKIES SHOULD GRADUALLY CLEAR DURING THE NEXT FEW
HOURS...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE DRIFTS TOWARD THE COAST. TEN 
HOUR FUEL MOISTURES SHOULD DROP BELOW 10 GRAMS FOR MOST 
LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

VAZ024-242115-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            90           
MAX/MIN TEMP          66           46           70           
MIN/MAX RH %          20           78           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  4         S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  4        LGT/VAR      SW  7        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.24         
PRECIP DURATION                                 7            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    8 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5250                      6680         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  8                     SW 33        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    42000                     220440       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       33 FAIR      40 FAIR      
ADI LATE              31 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  98 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            2            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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