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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
507 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TODAY...

WIND SPEEDS WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH THIS MORNING AS DRY HIGH 
PRESSURE...CENTERED OVER THE CENTRAL OHIO VALLEY...WILL SHIFT 
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA TODAY. AS THE CENTER OF THE HIGH SHIFTS 
OVER THE SOUTHEAST STATES DURING LATE AFTERNOON...WINDS ACROSS 
THE MID ATLANTIC WILL BECOME SOUTHWESTERLY. THE PASSAGE OF HIGH 
PRESSURE OVERHEAD WILL KEEP WIND SPEEDS LIGHT THROUGH THE DAY... 
HOWEVER THE DRY AIRMASS AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE WILL CAUSE RH 
VALUES TO BOTTOM OUT IN THE LOW TO MID TEENS AREAWIDE AS HIGH 
TEMPERATURES REACH THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S MOST LOCATIONS. 

WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS EVENING AS A COLD FRONT 
APPROACHES THE AREA. THE FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS EARLY MONDAY...
TRIGGERING UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF SPOTTY WETTING RAINFALL. 
STRONG WEST NORTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT 
MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN 
WILL BE TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK AS A STRONG COLD FRONT 
APPROACHES. 

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VAZ043-292145-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
507 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          56           36           64           
MIN/MAX RH %          14           79           32           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      SW  3        SW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  7        W  9G17      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                       2 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   9 AM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5150                      5760         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 10                     NW 22        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    51500                     126720       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      55 GEN GOOD  39 FAIR      
ADI LATE              45 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      87 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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