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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
303 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER SUNDAY...

EXPECT A COLD FRONT TO SLIDE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA BY LATE
TONIGHT. THREAT OF ANY WET WEATHER IS VERY LOW...CHANCE FOR A
WETTING RAIN IS ZERO....WITH ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVER
THE MOUNTAINS OF WEST VIRGINIA...DOWN INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGH
COUNTRY.

THEN SUNDAY...WINDS WILL PICK UP OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AND GUST
OVER 30 MPH AT TIMES. COMBINED WITH DRIER AIR COMING IN...AND THE
FACT THAT RAINFALL HAS BEEN LIMITED THE PAST WEEK...FUELS WILL DRY
OUT FASTER...AND THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR ENHANCED FIRE DANGER.

THE AIRMASS WILL BE STAYING DRY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK THOUGH THE
FLOW TURNS MORE SOUTHERLY...AHEAD OF THE NEXT FRONT TRACKING INTO
THE REGION BY WEDNESDAY.

&&

VAZ024-260930-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
303 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       CLEAR        CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          45           70           35           74           
MAX/MIN RH %          87           27           83           30           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  5        W  7G17      NW  5        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  6         W  9G18      NW  3        SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4880                      3200         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 22                     SW 12        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 107360                    38400        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             37 FAIR      52 GEN GOOD  60 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              7 POOR       59 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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