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FNUS51 KRNK 242004
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

EXPECT ONLY THIN HIGH CLOUDS TO PASS ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH 
THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. RH VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PERCENT 
WILL RECOVER ONLY GRADUALLY THIS EVENING AS LIGHT WINDS ARE SLOW 
TO RETURN MOISTURE TO THE REGION...WHILE INCREASING CLOUD COVER 
LATE THIS EVENING WILL LIMIT RADIATIONAL COOLING. 

A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH 
AMOUNTS OF AROUND A QUARTER INCH. SATURDAY WILL BE A DAY OF 
DRYING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST...RESULTING IN 
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND GUSTY WEST WINDS. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE LESS 
THAN 10 MPH ON SUNDAY...WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS AND MOSTLY 
CLEAR SKIES EXPECTED. MONDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK IS 
EXPECTED TO BE WET AS A LARGE AND SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM 
MOVES IN FROM THE WEST.

VAZ043-250930-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            90           40           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          48           70           49           79           
MAX/MIN RH %          72           53           75           28           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  3         S  3         W  5         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  6        NW  3        W  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.23         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    5            0                         
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   8 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3920                      8000         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 33                     W 26         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 129360                    208000       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            5            
ADI EARLY             36 FAIR      12 POOR      71 GOOD      58 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  83 GOOD      9 POOR       124 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            3            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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