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

.DISCUSSION...

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER A POSSIBILITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE MOUNTAINS
AND FOOTHILLS...

EXPECT A COLD FRONT TO SLIDE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA BY LATE TONIGHT. THREAT
OF ANY WET WEATHER IS VERY LOW...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 25 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 OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

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.

&&

VAZ032-252130-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
403 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          72           46           74           
MIN/MAX RH %          29           85           26           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        W  6G20      NW  8G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  4         NW  7G19     NW  9G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3830                      5050         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 14                      NW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    53620                     121200       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       34 FAIR      58 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              45 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       68 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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