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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
454 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL TAKE UP RESIDENCY ALONG THE LEE OF
THE APPALACHIANS TODAY...AND CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
THE WEEKEND. LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL GRADUALLY TAKE ON MORE OF A
SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW AROUND THE BASE OF THIS RIDGE...AND BRING
AN INCREASING FETCH OF MOISTURE AND CLOUD COVER INTO THE AREA
STARTING ON FRIDAY. 

AN LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS FROM THE GULF COAST
STATES NORTHEAST TOWARD GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA. MODEL GUIDANCE
IS SHOWING AN INCREASING TREND TOWARD LIGHT PRECIPITATION ON THE
NORTH SIDE OF THE SYSTEM REACHING PARTS OF THE REGION NEAR THE 
NC/VA BORDER FRIDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...POSSIBLY INTO MIDDAY
SATURDAY. 

THIS LOW IS EXPECTED TO BE OFF THE GA/SC COAST BY SUNDAY...WITH 
HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUING ACROSS THE AREA...WITH A TREND TOWARD LESS
CLOUD COVER AND MILDER TEMPERATURES INTO THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK.

OUR NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL COME TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT
WHEN A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION.

VAZ058-172130-
HALIFAX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH BOSTON
454 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          60           38           61           
MIN/MAX RH %          33           85           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  5        E  4         NE  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  6         NE  3        NE  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3520                      2880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 12                      NE  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    42240                     25920        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  47 GEN GOOD  26 FAIR      
ADI LATE              46 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       28 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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