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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
403 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER A POSSIBILITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE MOUNTAINS
AND FOOTHILLS...

EXPECT A COLD FRONT TO SLIDE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA BY LATE TONIGHT. THREAT
OF ANY WET WEATHER IS VERY LOW...WITH ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVER THE
MOUNTAINS OF WEST VIRGINIA...DOWN INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGH COUNTRY.

THEN SUNDAY...WINDS WILL PICK UP OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AND GUST OVER 25 MPH
AT TIMES. COMBINED WITH DRIER AIR COMING IN...AND THE FACT THAT RAINFALL HAS
BEEN LIMITED THE PAST WEEK...FUELS WILL DRY OUT FASTER...AND THE POTENTIAL EXISTS
FOR ENHANCED FIRE DANGER OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

THE AIRMASS WILL BE STAYING DRY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK THOUGH THE FLOW TURNS MORE
SOUTHERLY...AHEAD OF THE NEXT FRONT TRACKING INTO THE REGION BY WEDNESDAY.

&&

VAZ034-252130-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
403 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          71           47           72           
MIN/MAX RH %          31           83           26           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  6         W  7G19      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         W  7         NW  9G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3530                      4660         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 16                      NW 20        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    56480                     93200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             6 VERY POOR  36 FAIR      49 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              51 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       69 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
62 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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