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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
411 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015


...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS TUESDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
A BRIEF PERIOD OF HIGH PRESSURE WORKS IN OVERNIGHT FROM THE SOUTHWEST.
HOWEVER...ANOTHER CLIPPER SYSTEM SHIFT ACROSS THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND
MARYLAND AREA BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WITH THIS
SYSTEM WILL INCREASE TO 10-20 MPH AND GUSTING TO 30-40 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHER ELEVATIONS ARE GOING TO BE IN THE STRONGER WINDS.

THIS CLIPPER WILL BE MAINLY DRY THOUGH SOME SPRINKLES OR LIGHT SHOWERS
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA INTO THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS
ALONG WITH SOME INCREASED CLOUD COVER.

FUELS WILL CONTINUE TO DRY OUT THROUGH MIDWEEK. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
OVERHEAD OR NORTH OF US WEDNESDAY WITH LIGHT WINDS...THEN OFFSHORE
THURSDAY. MOISTURE RETURNS WITH SHOWERY WEATHER ANTICIPATED FOR THURSDAY 
NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

&&

VAZ047-310915-
BUCKINGHAM-
411 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          37           70           36           63           
MAX/MIN RH %          70           23           79           26           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         SW  5G18     W  6G18      N  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW 11G23     N  3         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6880                      6230         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 37                     W  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 254560                    43610        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             65 GOOD      36 FAIR      106 VERY GOOD53 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  123 VERY GOOD4 VERY POOR  56 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
38 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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