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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
937 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY TO PERSIST OVERNIGHT AND SUNDAY...

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE AREA OVERNIGHT ALLOWING GUSTY 
NORTHWEST WINDS TO FINALLY DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT. HOWEVER
VERY DRY AIR WILL REMAIN IN PLACE WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS SLOW
TO RECOVER ABOVE 50 OR 60 PERCENT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
THE HIGH SLIDES TO THE SOUTH SUNDAY AFTERNOON ALLOWING FOR
SOUTHERLY FLOW TO SETUP AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT. MOISTURE
LEVELS WILL REMAIN LOW ON SUNDAY WITH THE COMBINATION OF WARMER AIR
AND MIXING AGAIN LEADING TO AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 
20 TO 25 PERCENT WITH SOME SPOTS FALLING INTO THE TEENS.

THE COLD FRONT SHOULD CROSS THE AREA EARLY MONDAY. WINDS 
WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF THE BOUNDARY SUNDAY NIGHT AND STRONG WINDS 
WILL CONTINUE BEHIND THE FRONT MONDAY. THERE IS A CHANCE OF LIGHT
PRECIPITATION ON MONDAY WITH THE FRONT. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT CHANCE
OF RAIN LOOKS TO BE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. 

&&

WVZ044-290930-
MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UNION
937 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          12           49           35           57           
MAX/MIN RH %          72           19           83           36           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7G20     LGT/VAR      S  4         W  8G20      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        SW  3        SW  6G17     W 11G22      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.01         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    9 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   2 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4730                      5200         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 12                     NW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 56760                     124800       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            2            
ADI EARLY             70 GOOD      20 GEN POOR  49 GEN GOOD  72 GOOD      
ADI LATE              12 POOR      43 GEN GOOD  27 FAIR      75 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
66 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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