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

.DISCUSSION...

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

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE ONE MORE DAY OF LOW AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY. HOWEVER...WINDS WILL BE LIGHT. HUMIDITY MINIMUMS 
WILL DIP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT RANGE DURING THE PEAK HEATING
PART OF THE AFTERNOON...WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. A COLD FRONT 
IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING SHOWERS ON FRIDAY...AMOUNTS OF 
A QUARTER INCH OR LESS.

CLOUDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE TODAY DUE TO INCREASING 
MID AND UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE AHEAD OF FRIDAYS PREDICTED
FRONTAL PASSAGE.  SHADING TODAY WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 60 
PERCENT...THE THICKER CLOUD COVER OCCURRING ACROSS WEST 
VIRGINIA...AND THE HIGHLANDS OF VIRGINIA.

TODAY IS DAY 8 SINCE WETTING RAINFALL. THIS HAS RESULTED IN
THE DRIEST FINE FUEL MOISTURE THAT WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR THIS
SPRING SEASON. IN SPITE OF THIS...GREEN-UP IS WELL UNDERWAY
ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.  CANOPY CLOSURE SHOULD TAKE
PLACE AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 2000 FEET BETWEEN NOW AND THE END
OF THE MONTH. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET WILL BE DELAYED 
UNTIL THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY...DUE TO THE COOLER
THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES WHICH HAVE PERSISTED FOR MUCH OF 
THIS SPRING.

NCZ003-242230-
SURRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOBSON
441 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          70           48           75           
MIN/MAX RH %          26           91           48           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  3         S  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  5         LGT/VAR      SW  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.18         
PRECIP DURATION                                 5            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    7 AM         
PRECIP END                                      6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5510                      6990         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  6                     SW 36        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    33060                     251640       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      36 FAIR      39 FAIR      
ADI LATE              33 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  116 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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