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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
257 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A DEVELOPING COLD AIR WEDGE WILL CREATE POOR VENTILATION AND DISPERSION
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. WARM AND MOIST AIR OVERSPREADING COLD HIGH 
PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE TO BRING LIGHT WETTING RAIN...ALONG WITH SOME 
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...TO THE REGION TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. A VERY STRONG 
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING RAIN AND GUSTY 
WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD 
OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WITH FAIR AND SEASONABLE WEATHER 
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

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VAZ032-220915-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
257 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         FRZ RAIN     RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           60           40           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          31           37           33           45           
MAX/MIN RH %          92           76           100          86           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  5        NE  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  4        NE  5        NE  3        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.09         0.00         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION       5            8            2            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1800                      1320         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE  9                     SE  3        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 16200                     3960         
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            4            3            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  7 POOR       3 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              8 POOR       15 GEN POOR  3 VERY POOR  4 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            9            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            6            10           6            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 81 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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