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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
413 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER TODAY...
A COLD FRONT SITUATED ALONG THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR THIS MORNING 
WILL SLIDE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA TODAY INTO TONIGHT...PASSING 
ACROSS THE REGION DRY...BUT BRINGING NORTHWEST WINDS THAT WILL GUST 
OVER 30 MPH AT TIMES. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM RAPIDLY AFTER SUNRISE...
WHICH WILL CAUSE RH VALUES TO FALL BETWEEN 20 AND 30 PERCENT DURING 
THE AFTERNOON. THESE FACTORS...COMBINED WITH DRY CONDITIONS DURING THE 
PAST SEVERAL DAYS THAT HAVE ALLOWED FINE FUEL MOISTURES TO DECREASE...
WILL RESULT IN AN ENHANCED FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE REGION FOR LATE THIS 
MORNING AND THE AFTERNOON.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS OVERHEAD TONIGHT ON ITS WAY TO THE COASTAL 
CAROLINAS BY MONDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL RETURN ON THE 
BACKSIDE OF THE DEPARTING HIGH...WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR MORE HUMID 
AIR TO FLOW NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF THROUGH THE EARLY HALF OF THE 
WORKWEEK.

&&

VAZ034-262130-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
413 AM EDT SUN OCT 26 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          72           38           75           
MIN/MAX RH %          23           82           33           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7G20     NW  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  9G20     LGT/VAR      S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4740                      3150         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 20                     SW 12        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    94800                     37800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             47 GEN GOOD  52 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              67 GOOD      3 VERY POOR  34 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 44 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
58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
56 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 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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