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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
652 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WE WILL BE DEALING WITH COOL AND BREEZY/WINDY CONDITIONS FOR THE REMAINDER 
OF THE WORKWEEK. VENTILATION AND DISPERSION WILL BE VERY GOOD THROUGH THE 
PERIOD. WEDNESDAY LOOKS TO FEATURE THE MOST WIND WITH GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH 
AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE WESTWARD. FUELS WILL REMAIN 
MOIST DUE TO RECENT RAINS AND MINIMUM RH VALUES REMAINING AT/ABOVE 30 PERCENT.
THE ONLY CHANCE FOR A WETTING RAIN THIS WEEK WILL BE WITH SHOWERS AND 
THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY...
THOUGH QPF AMOUNTS WILL BE LIGHT. ANOTHER CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN WILL 
ARRIVE THIS WEEKEND.
 
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VAZ033-212115-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
652 AM EDT TUE APR 21 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          68           42           71           
MIN/MAX RH %          25           87           34           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         W  4         SW  7G21     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  8         W  3         W 12G25      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.05         
PRECIP DURATION                                 2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    7 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    8600                      9480         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 22                      W 39         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    189200                    369720       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            5            5            
ADI EARLY             87 GOOD      112 VERY GOOD91 GOOD      
ADI LATE              108 VERY GOOD4 VERY POOR  139 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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