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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS OVERHEAD EARLY TONIGHT RESULTING
IN CLEAR SKIES AND NEAR CALM WINDS.  AS THE HIGH MOVES TO 
ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST...A SOUTHEAST WIND WILL DEVELOP
ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS...BUT REMAINING NEARLY CALM IN THE 
VALLEYS.

SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE ON 
THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE MIDWEST STATES.
LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THURSDAY. 

BY FRIDAY...THE FRONT WILL BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE 
SCATTERED SHOWERS...AND BY FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWERS WILL BECOME
LIKELY WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THIS IS EXPECTED
TO BE A STRONG FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD
OF THE FRONT...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

VAZ033-020930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          36           69           55           75           
MAX/MIN RH %          85           35           91           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  6G19      S  9G20      SW 10G20     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S 10G21      SW  8G18     SW 10G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    10 PM        CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3630                      4940         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 32                     SW 28        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 116160                    138320       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  34 FAIR      84 GOOD      62 GOOD      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  80 GOOD      42 GEN GOOD  79 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            1            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND
70. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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