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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE ONE MORE DAY OF LOW AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY. HUMIDITY MINIMUMS WILL DIP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT 
RANGE DURING THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE SOUTH 
AT 5-10 MPH. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING 
SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER INCH OR LESS.

DEBRIS CLOUD COVER HAS LINGERED OVER SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND 
SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA DUE TO A COLD FRONT OVER THE GREAT 
PLAINS. SKIES SHOULD GRADUALLY CLEAR DURING THE NEXT FEW
HOURS...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE DRIFTS TOWARD THE COAST. TEN 
HOUR FUEL MOISTURES SHOULD DROP BELOW 10 GRAMS FOR MOST 
LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

VAZ047-242115-
BUCKINGHAM-
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            100          
MAX/MIN TEMP          69           44           73           
MIN/MAX RH %          19           87           51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.22         
PRECIP DURATION                                 7            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    8 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4670                      4690         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  3                     SW 35        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    14010                     164150       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3            
ADI EARLY             28 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  30 FAIR      
ADI LATE              27 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  101 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
31 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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