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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
324 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL LINGER OVER THE AREA TODAY...BRINGING  
WARM AND DRY WEATHER. A COLD FRONT OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL SWEEP 
SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA ON TUESDAY...PRECEDED AND ACCOMPANIED BY 
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO 
RETURN TO THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING BLUSTERY AND COOLER 
WEATHER. 

ALTHOUGH DRYING CONDITIONS WILL BE GOOD TO EXCELLENT TODAY...
LIGHT AND ERRATIC WINDS MAY POSE SOME TRANSPORT ISSUES FOR
SCHEDULED PRESCRIBED BURNS DUE TO THE VARIABILITY OF LOW LEVEL
FLOW. LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL MAINLY CALM THIS MORNING EAST OF THE
BLUE RIDGE...BECOMING LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON. WEST
OF THE BLUE RIDGE...LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL VARIABLE THIS MORNING...
BECOMING LIGHT FROM THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRESCRIBED BURNS WHERE GOOD DRYING 
CONDITIONS WILL EXIST...AND WHERE TRANSPORT WINDS WILL BE MORE 
FAVORABLE DUE TO BETTER TRANSPORT AND CONSISTENCY OF DIRECTION
WILL OCCUR ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...WITH AN EVEN MORE OPTIMAL
CONDITION EXPECTED ON THURSDAY.

VAZ045-212115-
CAMPBELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LYNCHBURG
324 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          72           45           77           
MIN/MAX RH %          29           99           38           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  3         LGT/VAR      W  8         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION                                 3            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    9 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3380                      5730         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E  2                      W 24         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    6760                      137520       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            5            4            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      5 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
ADI LATE              11 POOR      1 VERY POOR  75 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
30 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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