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

.DISCUSSION...

EXPECT ONLY THIN HIGH CLOUDS TO PASS ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH 
THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. RH VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PERCENT 
WILL RECOVER ONLY GRADUALLY THIS EVENING AS LIGHT WINDS ARE SLOW 
TO RETURN MOISTURE TO THE REGION...WHILE INCREASING CLOUD COVER 
LATE THIS EVENING WILL LIMIT RADIATIONAL COOLING. 

A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH 
AMOUNTS OF AROUND A QUARTER INCH. SATURDAY WILL BE A DAY OF 
DRYING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST...RESULTING IN 
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND GUSTY WEST WINDS. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE LESS 
THAN 10 MPH ON SUNDAY...WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS AND MOSTLY 
CLEAR SKIES EXPECTED. MONDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK IS 
EXPECTED TO BE WET AS A LARGE AND SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM 
MOVES IN FROM THE WEST.

WVZ043-250930-
SUMMERS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HINTON...HIX
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            100          40           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          46           66           43           75           
MAX/MIN RH %          73           50           93           29           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  5         NW  9G24     W  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  3        SW  7G19     LGT/VAR      W 12G20      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.31         0.04         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    7            1            0            
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 AM         CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   10 PM        CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5980                      9190         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 36                     W 37         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 215280                    340030       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             51 GEN GOOD  15 GEN POOR  102 VERY GOOD98 GOOD      
ADI LATE              11 POOR      104 VERY GOOD18 GEN POOR  132 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            3            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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