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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
536 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY...

A COLD DRY AIRMASS RESIDES OVER THE FORECAST AREA.  EVEN THOUGH
TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH TODAY...THE HUMIDITY WILL BE QUITE 
DRY WITH AFTERNOON MINIMUMS IN THE TEENS. MODEST NORTHWEST WINDS
OF 5 TO 15 MPH WILL DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

HIGH PRESSURE WHICH IS CENTERED OVER THE REGION TODAY...WILL MOVE
SOUTHEAST AND OFF THE COAST TONIGHT. MEANWHILE...AN AREA OF LOW 
PRESSURE WILL BE DEVELOPING OVER KANSAS.  THIS LOW WILL TRACK EAST 
PASSING JUST NORTH OF OUR REGION SUNDAY NIGHT.  CLOUDS FROM THIS 
SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD OUR REGION TONIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH A PERIOD
OF WETTING RAIN SUNDAY NIGHT.  SOME WINTRY MIX IS POSSIBLE ALONG
THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR...BUT THIS WILL PRIMARILY BE A RAIN
EVENT FOR THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS...RAIN AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER TO
A HALF INCH.   

&&

VAZ045-312200-
CAMPBELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LYNCHBURG
536 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          42           23           49           
MIN/MAX RH %          20           75           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  3         LGT/VAR      S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    3 PM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2930                      2660         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 12                      S 20         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    35160                     53200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  2 VERY POOR  6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...RAIN. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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