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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
945 PM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION TONIGHT
BEFORE SLIDING OFFSHORE SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. A COMPLEX
STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST 
SUNDAY...MOVING THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY
BRINGING WIDESPREAD RAINFALL. STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE POSSIBLE 
FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE WEST SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

UNSEASONABLY WARM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY IN THE WAKE OF 
THIS SYSTEM BEFORE A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH BY TUESDAY...RETURNING 
TEMPERATURES TO BELOW NORMAL LEVELS FOR THE REMAINDER OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

VAZ018-220915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
945 PM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          16           49           30           51           
MAX/MIN RH %          79           32           82           54           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         SW  3        S  3         SE  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  4         S  3         SE  7        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.14         
PRECIP DURATION                                              4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 10 AM        
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2150                      2490         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  9                      S 29         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 19350                     72210        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            5            5            3            
ADI EARLY             4 VERY POOR  4 VERY POOR  3 VERY POOR  9 POOR       
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  48 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            4            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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