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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE ONE MORE DAY OF LOW AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY. HUMIDITY MINIMUMS WILL DIP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT 
RANGE DURING THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE SOUTH 
AT 5-10 MPH. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING 
SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER INCH OR LESS.

DEBRIS CLOUD COVER HAS LINGERED OVER SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND 
SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA DUE TO A COLD FRONT OVER THE GREAT 
PLAINS. SKIES SHOULD GRADUALLY CLEAR DURING THE NEXT FEW
HOURS...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE DRIFTS TOWARD THE COAST. TEN 
HOUR FUEL MOISTURES SHOULD DROP BELOW 10 GRAMS FOR MOST 
LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

NCZ001-242115-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          69           50           68           
MIN/MAX RH %          20           80           52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  5         SW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  5         S  5         W 11G28      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.27         
PRECIP DURATION                                 4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 AM         
PRECIP END                                      6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5730                      6280         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 12                     SW 35        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    68760                     219800       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             28 FAIR      40 FAIR      75 GOOD      
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      12 POOR      125 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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