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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS OVERHEAD EARLY TONIGHT RESULTING
IN CLEAR SKIES AND NEAR CALM WINDS.  AS THE HIGH MOVES TO 
ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST...A SOUTHEAST WIND WILL DEVELOP
ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS...BUT REMAINING NEARLY CALM IN THE 
VALLEYS.

SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE ON 
THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE MIDWEST STATES.
LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THURSDAY. 

BY FRIDAY...THE FRONT WILL BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE 
SCATTERED SHOWERS...AND BY FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWERS WILL BECOME
LIKELY WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THIS IS EXPECTED
TO BE A STRONG FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD
OF THE FRONT...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

NCZ005-020930-
ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDEN
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          37           69           56           77           
MAX/MIN RH %          84           34           93           46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  4         S  7G17      SW  9G18     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  9G19      S  7         SW 11G21     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 1 PM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3620                      4350         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 22                     SW 33        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 79640                     143550       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            3            
ADI EARLY             43 GEN GOOD  34 FAIR      74 GOOD      70 GOOD      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  71 GOOD      42 GEN GOOD  93 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            1            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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