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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.

&&

VAZ033-260930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
303 PM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          47           73           36           77           
MAX/MIN RH %          84           27           91           33           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  4         NW  9G19     NW  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         NW 10G20     LGT/VAR      S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4940                      3120         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 22                     SW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 108680                    28080        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             34 FAIR      51 GEN GOOD  49 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  59 GEN GOOD  2 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
62 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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