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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
423 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO OUR AREA TODAY WITH DRY AND 
WARM WEATHER. 

A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM PASSING TO THE WEST WILL RESULT IN 
WIDESPREAD RAIN SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE A COLD FRONT 
CROSSES THE REGION WITH CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS 
ON MONDAY. STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS 
FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. 

MUCH DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR TUESDAY 
AND WEDNESDAY.
 
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VAZ034-182115-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
423 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            90           
MAX/MIN TEMP          80           52           56           
MIN/MAX RH %          40           84           65           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  3         E  3         NE  7G18     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  3         E  3         E  8G18      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.42         
PRECIP DURATION                                 5            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5510                      2740         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E  6                      E 24         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    33060                     65760        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             13 GEN POOR  35 FAIR      33 FAIR      
ADI LATE              32 FAIR      7 POOR       47 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SHOWERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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