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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
350 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE COAST WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH AWAY THIS EVENING 
AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST. THIS WILL CAUSE WINDS 
TO SHIFT INCREASINGLY WESTERLY OVERNIGHT. EXPECT TO START SUNDAY 
OFF WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES...WHICH WILL ALLOW AFTERNOON RH VALUES 
TO FALL TO NEAR 30 PERCENT ACROSS THE PIEDMONT WITH MAXIMUM HEATING. 
SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON ACROSS THE 
MOUNTAINS AS THE FRONT NEARS...WITH SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS 
BECOMING SCATTERED DURING THE EVENING. THE COLD FRONT WILL PASS 
ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH DRY COOL CANADIAN HIGH 
PRESSURE BUILDING ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY.

NCZ003-210930-
SURRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOBSON
350 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          57           84           58           75           
MAX/MIN RH %          92           45           82           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  5         NW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  5         NW  5        N  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1                         
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM                      
PRECIP END                                      1 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5300                      4250         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 21                      N 17         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 111300                    72250        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            2            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  32 FAIR      40 FAIR      61 GOOD      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  74 GOOD      12 POOR      54 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS
AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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