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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
937 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY TO PERSIST OVERNIGHT AND SUNDAY...

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA OVERNIGHT ALLOWING GUSTY 
NORTHWEST WINDS TO FINALLY DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HOWEVER
VERY DRY AIR WILL REMAIN IN PLACE WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS SLOW
TO RECOVER ABOVE 50 OR 60 PERCENT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
THE HIGH SLIDES TO THE SOUTH SUNDAY AFTERNOON ALLOWING FOR
SOUTHERLY FLOW TO SETUP AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT. MOISTURE
LEVELS WILL REMAIN LOW ON SUNDAY WITH THE COMBINATION OF WARMER AIR
AND MIXING AGAIN LEADING TO AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 
20 TO 25 PERCENT WITH SOME SPOTS FALLING INTO THE TEENS.

THE COLD FRONT SHOULD CROSS THE AREA EARLY MONDAY. WINDS 
WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF THE BOUNDARY SUNDAY NIGHT AND STRONG WINDS 
WILL CONTINUE BEHIND THE FRONT MONDAY. THERE IS A CHANCE OF LIGHT
PRECIPITATION ON MONDAY WITH THE FRONT. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT CHANCE
OF RAIN LOOKS TO BE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. 

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VAZ032-290930-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
937 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        CLEAR        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          17           52           36           62           
MAX/MIN RH %          64           18           79           34           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  6G18     NW  3        SW  5G18     W  6G17      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3G17     SW  3        SW  7G20     W  9G19      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    1 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   10 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5010                      5640         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 14                     W 18         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 70140                     101520       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             84 GOOD      15 GEN POOR  57 GEN GOOD  55 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              11 POOR      50 GEN GOOD  42 GEN GOOD  66 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
67 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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