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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
335 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OFF THE CAROLINAS WILL MOVE EAST OVERNIGHT...LEAVING
COOL HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE 
APPALACHIANS INTO MONDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN A CONTINUED EASTERLY
FLOW INTO TONIGHT WITH WINDS DIMINISHING OVERNIGHT AND THEN 
GRADUALLY TURNING MORE SOUTHWEST MONDAY AFTERNOON. HUMIDITY LEVELS
SHOULD SLOWLY RECOVER OVERNIGHT AS TEMPERATURES COOL BUT THEN FALL
BACK INTO THE 25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE WITH HEATING ON MONDAY. 

A COLD FRONT APPROACHES MONDAY NIGHT AND CROSSES THE REGION DURING 
TUESDAY. MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONT WILL BRING THE NEXT 
CHANCE OF WETTING RAINFALL IN THE FORM OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND 
PERHAPS A FEW THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. WESTERLY WINDS 
WILL BECOME GUSTY ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY
NIGHT AND REMAIN STRONG FROM THE NORTHWEST ON WEDNESDAY AS COOL
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN WITH MUCH DRIER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT.
DRY WEATHER CONTINUES ON THURSDAY AHEAD OF YET ANOTHER COLD 
FRONT THAT WILL BRING AN ADDITIONAL THREAT FOR SHOWERS AND 
STORMS FOR THE END OF THE WEEK.

NCZ001-210930-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
335 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          38           68           49           66           
MAX/MIN RH %          76           34           92           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         NW  3        LGT/VAR      W  7G17      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  3         W  3         W 10G20      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.12         
PRECIP DURATION                                              6            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 6 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5480                      5230         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  7                     NW 25        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 38360                     130750       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             29 FAIR      34 FAIR      21 FAIR      56 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  33 FAIR      7 POOR       75 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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