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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
257 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A DEVELOPING COLD AIR WEDGE WILL CREATE POOR VENTILATION AND DISPERSION
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. WARM AND MOIST AIR OVERSPREADING COLD HIGH 
PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE TO BRING LIGHT WETTING RAIN...ALONG WITH SOME 
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...TO THE REGION TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. A VERY STRONG 
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING RAIN AND GUSTY 
WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD 
OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WITH FAIR AND SEASONABLE WEATHER 
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

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VAZ043-220915-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
257 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         FRZ RAIN     RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           60           40           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           36           33           44           
MAX/MIN RH %          93           77           100          89           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  6        NE  5        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  4        NE  6        NE  4        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.10         0.00         0.06         
PRECIP DURATION       5            7            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1500                      1230         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE 12                     S  2         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 18000                     2460         
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             6 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  8 POOR       2 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              9 POOR       16 GEN POOR  3 VERY POOR  2 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            9            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            6            10           7            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 77 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH
44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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