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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
403 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A WEAK WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE AREA TODAY
KEEPING MOIST CONDITIONS IN PLACE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE WEDGE 
SHOULD WEAKEN ON THURSDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE WELL TO THE 
NORTH STRENGTHENS FRIDAY AND RIDGES SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION
FROM OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST INTO THE WEEKEND. THIS SHOULD 
MAINTAIN OVERALL DRY WEATHER FOR WEEKS END BEFORE THE NEXT COLD
FRONT ARRIVES WITH ANOTHER CHANCE OF SHOWERS FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

VAZ034-172130-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
403 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          71           53           77           
MIN/MAX RH %          55           98           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  4        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  4         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          11 AM                                  
PRECIP END            6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4740                      5930         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE  5                     NW  2        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    23700                     11860        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  8 POOR       5 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              14 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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