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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...
UNSEASONABLY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE REGION
TODAY AS A COLD CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE AREA SETTLES OVER THE
REGION. ALL AREAS WILL BE BELOW FREEZING THIS MORNING AND MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN A GOOD 15-DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. WINDS
WILL BE CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN TUESDAY...HOWEVER.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL DRIFT TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE REGION THURSDAY.
TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE...BUT THE EASTERLY FLOW AROUND THIS 
HIGH WILL TEMPER ANY SIGNIFICANT WARMUP AND TEMPERATURES WILL 
REMAIN BELOW NORMAL.

OVER THE WEEKEND...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ACROSS 
THE SOUTHEAST STATES AND DRIFT SLOWLY EAST THROUGH MONDAY. EASTERLY
FLOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION WITH NEAR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. AN UPPER TROUGH WILL ALSO APPROACH THE
REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST. THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS IN THE ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINS FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY 
WITH RAIN POSSIBLY NEARING THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT COUNTIES
DURING THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN NEAR TO SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL THROUGH THE PERIOD.

ALTHOUGH NO SIGNIFICANT WETTING RAIN IS EXPECTED THE NEXT FEW DAYS...
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND LIGHTER WINDS WILL SLOW DRYING OF
CURRENT WET FUELS. IN ADDITION...A PROLONGED PERIOD OF NORTHEAST
TO EAST FLOW WILL LEAD TO LESS THAN IDEAL PRESCRIBED BURNING CONDITIONS
IN SOME AREAS.

VAZ034-162130-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
454 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       CLEAR        CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          52           29           58           
MIN/MAX RH %          23           83           28           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  5         E  4         NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  5        LGT/VAR      E  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4120                      3620         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE 10                     E 13         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    41200                     47060        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            4            
ADI EARLY             50 GEN GOOD  25 FAIR      33 FAIR      
ADI LATE              39 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  46 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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