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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
413 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES WILL PASS EAST AND
OFFSHORE THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM MAY BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS THIS MORNING
BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATER THIS AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR MAINLY RAIN...WITH SOME FREEZING 
RAIN POSSIBLE...LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. ANOTHER STRONGER STORM SYSTEM
ARRIVES MIDWEEK. THIS SYSTEM LOOKS TO BRING ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF AN ASSOCIATED STRONG COLD FRONT THAT
WILL USHER IN WINDY AND COLDER WEATHER FOR CHRISTMAS DAY. 

&&

VAZ010-202115-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
413 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          40           27           43           
MIN/MAX RH %          63           94           63           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2690                      3010         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  8                     SW  3        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    21520                     9030         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  11 POOR      
ADI LATE              15 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY...A CHANCE OF
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS
AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 80 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 76 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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