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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
338 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER THROUGH EARLY
TONIGHT. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG
THE GULF COAST STATES LATE TONIGHT AND MOVE EAST OVER THE SOUTHEAST
STATES ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS SATURDAY
BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR MAINLY RAIN...WITH SOME FREEZING 
RAIN POSSIBLE...SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. ANOTHER STRONGER STORM SYSTEM
ARRIVES MIDWEEK. THIS SYSTEM LOOKS TO BRING MAINLY RAIN AHEAD OF IT 
THEN BECOMING WINDY AND COLD BEHIND IT FOR CHRISTMAS. 

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VAZ009-200915-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
338 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW         SNOW/RAIN    NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           50           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          28           40           26           45           
MAX/MIN RH %          87           73           100          61           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          1 AM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3260                      2930         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  8                      SE  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 26080                     14650        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            3            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  10 POOR      2 VERY POOR  7 POOR       
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  12 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            6            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
80 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS
AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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