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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.

VAZ046-250930-
APPOMATTOX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...APPOMATTOX
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            80           50           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          46           68           47           77           
MAX/MIN RH %          66           52           86           32           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  3         W  7G17      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  6         W  3         SW  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.25         0.06         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    6            0                         
PRECIP BEGIN                       8 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   8 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2960                      7180         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 33                      W 32         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 97680                     229760       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            5            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      14 GEN POOR  53 GEN GOOD  56 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  74 GOOD      9 POOR       118 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            5            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
MINIMUM RH 69 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
52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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