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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
318 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...VERY DRY THIS AFTERNOON THOUGH WINDS NOT AS STRONG...

VERY LOW HUMIDITY EXPECTED INTO THIS EVENING WITH WINDS SUBSIDING. 
LOW PRESSURE IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL HEAD EAST TONIGHT WITH A
WARM FRONT SHIFTING NORTHEAST TOWARD OUR AREA. CLOUDS INCREASE
AND WE WILL SEE RAIN OVERSPREAD THE AREA SATURDAY...ARRIVING IN
THE MOUNTAINS SHORTLY AFTER DAWN...AND MOVING INTO LYNCHBURG TO DANVILLE
AREA BY LATE MORNING.

WET WEATHER PERSISTS AT TIMES INTO SUNDAY AND WILL SEE SOME RAINFALL 
TOTALS OVER AN INCH...MAINLY IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA
INTO THE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

ANOTHER SOUTHERN STREAM SYSTEM MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF OUR AREA THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

VAZ033-250930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
318 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            80           80           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          38           53           45           56           
MAX/MIN RH %          84           59           97           69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  4        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      E  3         LGT/VAR      N  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.26         0.38         0.26         
PRECIP DURATION                    7            9            5            
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2720                      4390         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE 14                     N 12         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 38080                     52680        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             45 GEN GOOD  16 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      36 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            5            6            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            3            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.

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


 

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