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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1015 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY AGAIN BUT MUCH LIGHTER WIND SPEEDS FOR TODAY...

WIND SPEEDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE 
OVER OHIO PASSES OVERHEAD DURING THE AFTERNOON. AS HIGH PRESSURE 
MOVES IN...NORTHERLY FLOW WILL GIVE WAY TO LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS 
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...FOLLOWED BY SOUTHEASTERLY 
WINDFLOW DEVELOPING AFTER SUNSET. HIGH PRESSURE WILL ALSO MAINTAIN 
DRY CONDITIONS AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE...BOTH OF WHICH WILL ACT TO 
DRIVE AFTERNOON RH VALUES BELOW 20 PERCENT MOST LOCATIONS...DESPITE 
COOLER HIGH TEMPERATURES.

TODAY APPEARS TO BE THE BEST DAY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK FOR  
PRESCRIBED BURNING. SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER 
WILL INCREASE AGAIN ON THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE 
MIDWEST STATES. EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA ON FRIDAY. 
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING WIDESPREAD WETTING SHOWERS TO THE AREA 
FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

VAZ058-012130-
HALIFAX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH BOSTON
1015 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          66           37           73           
MIN/MAX RH %          20           83           28           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  3        LGT/VAR      S  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  3        LGT/VAR      S  9G19      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5630                      4240         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  5                     SW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    28150                     101760       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3            
ADI EARLY             34 FAIR      20 GEN POOR  48 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              38 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  68 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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