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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
454 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL TAKE UP RESIDENCY ALONG THE LEE OF
THE APPALACHIANS TODAY...AND CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
THE WEEKEND. LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL GRADUALLY TAKE ON MORE OF A
SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW AROUND THE BASE OF THIS RIDGE...AND BRING
AN INCREASING FETCH OF MOISTURE AND CLOUD COVER INTO THE AREA
STARTING ON FRIDAY. 

AN LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS FROM THE GULF COAST
STATES NORTHEAST TOWARD GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA. MODEL GUIDANCE
IS SHOWING AN INCREASING TREND TOWARD LIGHT PRECIPITATION ON THE
NORTH SIDE OF THE SYSTEM REACHING PARTS OF THE REGION NEAR THE 
NC/VA BORDER FRIDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...POSSIBLY INTO MIDDAY
SATURDAY. 

THIS LOW IS EXPECTED TO BE OFF THE GA/SC COAST BY SUNDAY...WITH 
HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUING ACROSS THE AREA...WITH A TREND TOWARD LESS
CLOUD COVER AND MILDER TEMPERATURES INTO THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK.

OUR NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL COME TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT
WHEN A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION.

VAZ033-172130-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
454 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          60           34           60           
MIN/MAX RH %          30           90           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  4        E  4         NE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  6         E  3         E  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3880                      2890         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E  9                      E  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    34920                     17340        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  38 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              37 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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