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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
332 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON WILL SHIFT EAST 
TONIGHT...ALLOWING A MOIST EAST FLOW TO DEVELOP TONIGHT ALLOWING A 
WETTING RAIN TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.
 
A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM PASSING TO THE WEST WILL RESULT IN 
WIDESPREAD RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT 
BEFORE A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE REGION WITH CHANCES OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ON MONDAY. STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED
IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. 

MUCH DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR TUESDAY 
AND WEDNESDAY.
 
&&

VAZ047-190930-
BUCKINGHAM-
332 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            80           100          60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          50           63           57           79           
MAX/MIN RH %          80           62           93           51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  3        NE  7        E  7         S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      E  7         SE  6        SW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.16         0.93         0.15         
PRECIP DURATION                    3            10           4            
PRECIP BEGIN                       11 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3120                      6160         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE 28                     SW 35        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 87360                     215600       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            4            
HAINES INDEX          5            3            2            3            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      27 FAIR      57 GEN GOOD  24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  62 GOOD      8 POOR       135 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 29 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 76 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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