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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS EVENING...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE MID ATLANTIC REGION WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST AND 
OFFSHORE BY MORNING. LOW PRESSURE WAS DEVELOPING OVER THE CENTRAL 
ROCKIES AND WILL TRACK INTO THE OHIO VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT THEN OFF 
THE NEW JERSEY COAST ON MONDAY. A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN IS EXPECTED 
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. ONE QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN 
INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE. 

THIS SYSTEM WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT THROUGH OUR REGION ON SUNDAY NIGHT
...WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY. STRONG 
GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY ON MONDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH MONDAY NIGHT AND 
TUESDAY. 

&&

VAZ034-010915-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
340 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            100          70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          23           47           39           48           
MAX/MIN RH %          73           38           96           37           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  5         W  7G22      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  5         S  5         W 15G31      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.30         0.07         
PRECIP DURATION                                 8            3            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   1 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2780                      4610         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 22                      W 32         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 61160                     147520       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            2            3            
ADI EARLY             3 VERY POOR  6 VERY POOR  20 GEN POOR  68 GOOD      
ADI LATE              0 VERY POOR  47 GEN GOOD  10 POOR      91 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 27 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW. COLDER. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
46 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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