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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
937 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY TO PERSIST OVERNIGHT AND SUNDAY...

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA OVERNIGHT ALLOWING GUSTY 
NORTHWEST WINDS TO FINALLY DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HOWEVER
VERY DRY AIR WILL REMAIN IN PLACE WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS SLOW
TO RECOVER ABOVE 50 OR 60 PERCENT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
THE HIGH SLIDES TO THE SOUTH SUNDAY AFTERNOON ALLOWING FOR
SOUTHERLY FLOW TO SETUP AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT. MOISTURE
LEVELS WILL REMAIN LOW ON SUNDAY WITH THE COMBINATION OF WARMER AIR
AND MIXING AGAIN LEADING TO AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 
20 TO 25 PERCENT WITH SOME SPOTS FALLING INTO THE TEENS.

THE COLD FRONT SHOULD CROSS THE AREA EARLY MONDAY. WINDS 
WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF THE BOUNDARY SUNDAY NIGHT AND STRONG WINDS 
WILL CONTINUE BEHIND THE FRONT MONDAY. THERE IS A CHANCE OF LIGHT
PRECIPITATION ON MONDAY WITH THE FRONT. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT CHANCE
OF RAIN LOOKS TO BE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. 

&&

VAZ034-290930-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
937 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        CLEAR        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          18           53           37           65           
MAX/MIN RH %          60           19           71           30           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7G20     LGT/VAR      S  4         SW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        LGT/VAR      SW  5        W  9G18      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    1 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   10 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4670                      5900         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 10                     W 20         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 46700                     118000       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             68 GOOD      23 FAIR      50 GEN GOOD  57 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              9 POOR       42 GEN GOOD  30 FAIR      80 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            2            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
66 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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