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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1240 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN THIS AFTERNOON 
INTO TONIGHT. BEHIND THE FRONT...WEST NORTHWEST WIND ARE EXPECTED INTO 
TONIGHT. THIS DOWNSLOPE FLOW WILL CAUSE DEWPOINTS/RH TO FALL 
INTO THE AFTERNOON...WITH CLEARING SKIES ALLOWING SUNSHINE TO ADD TO THE 
HEATING. WHILE FUEL MOISTURES ARE MODESTLY RESPONDING TO THE PRECIPITATION 
THIS MORNING...EXPECT FUEL MOISTURES TO DECREASE AGAIN AS DRYING TAKES PLACE 
THIS AFTERNOON.

TUESDAY APPEARS TO BE MORE CRITICAL AS A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PASSES 
EASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES. SOUTHWESTERLY WIND FLOW WILL 
SUPPORT EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES...RESULTING IN RH VALUES BETWEEN 20 AND 
25 PERCENT AREAWIDE. WINDS GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WILL BE COMMON ACROSS 
MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH. THESE 
CONDITIONS WILL HAVE A STRONG DRYING AFFECT ON FUELS. 

&&

NCZ003-302115-
SURRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOBSON
1240 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          63           36           69           
MIN/MAX RH %          27           68           23           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  5        W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7G19      LGT/VAR      SW 10G21     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            11 AM                                  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5190                      6300         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 23                     SW 28        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    119370                    176400       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            5            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      62 GOOD      36 FAIR      
ADI LATE              105 VERY GOOD3 VERY POOR  84 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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