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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
405 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...

WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES PASSING ALONG A COLD FRONT TO THE
SOUTH WILL TRIGGER A FEW SHOWERS...AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...
THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE A COOL WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES
IN FROM THE NORTH EARLY WEDNESDAY. COOL AIR WRAPPING AROUND THE 
HIGH WILL MAINTAIN RH VALUES HIGHER THAN 50 PERCENT THROUGH 
WEDNESDAY. THE HIGH WILL STRENGTHEN TO THE NORTH OF THE REGION 
THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK...KEEPING RATHER COOL BUT OVERALL DRY 
WEATHER IN PLACE.

NCZ001-170930-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
405 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      RAIN         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           20           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          54           64           49           68           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           71           97           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      N  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.02         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   11 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4190                      4830         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  6                     N  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 25140                     28980        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            5            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  12 POOR      6 VERY POOR  13 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  21 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            7            7            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            4            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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