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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE

.DISCUSSION...

...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DIP INTO THE 20S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
UNDER GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS...

A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP EAST OF THE AREA THIS EVENING.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN TO THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND ANOTHER DROP IN HUMIDITY WEDNESDAY 
AFTERNOON. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRYING VEGETATION WILL
MAKE FOR INCREASED FIRE DANGER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVERHEAD ON THURSDAY WITH DRY WEATHER
PERSISTING UNDER MUCH LIGHTER WINDS. THE NEXT COLD FRONT ARRIVES
FRIDAY BRINGING SOME THREAT FOR SHOWERS BUT ALSO INCREASING WINDS
ESPECIALLY BEHIND THE BOUNDARY INTO THE WEEKEND.

WVZ044-230930-
MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UNION
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          38           58           31           69           
MAX/MIN RH %          78           30           94           29           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 12G22     NW 13G27     NW  7G21     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 12G26     NW 14G26     LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            10 PM                                               
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5190                      6040         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 26                     SW  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 134940                    48320        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             69 GOOD      83 GOOD      65 GOOD      11 POOR      
ADI LATE              43 GEN GOOD  78 GOOD      8 POOR       31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            2            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
79 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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