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

.DISCUSSION...
EXPECT LIGHT WINDS AND DECREASING CLOUD COVER THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON 
AS HIGH PRESSURE CONTROLS THE WEATHER PATTERN. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT 
EAST THROUGH THE DAY...AND BEGIN BUILDING SOUTHWARD ACROSS NEW ENGLAND 
AND THE MID ATLANTIC TONIGHT TO WEDGE AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE 
APPALACHIANS. WETTING PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY 
LATE TONIGHT AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST AND 
PUSHES NORTHEAST. AREAS OF THE MOUNTAINS CAN EXPECT RAIN...FREEZING 
RAIN AND SLEET...WHILE MAINLY RAIN WILL FALL EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. 

A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY...
BRINGING RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE.

&&

VAZ033-212130-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
445 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            60           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          47           31           36           
MIN/MAX RH %          57           85           69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.16         
PRECIP DURATION                    2            10           
PRECIP BEGIN                       9 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3380                      1920         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  3                      E 12         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    10140                     23040        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       4 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              21 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            5            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 83 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 87 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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