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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1005 AM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS ALONG THE GULF COAST THIS
AFTERNOON...RADIATING MOISTURE NORTHWARD INTO THE MID ATLANTIC.
CONTINUOUS RAINFALL WILL BE SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 460 AND MAINLY EAST 
OF THE BLUE RIDGE...WITH WETTING RAINFALL CHANCES DIMINISHING 
FURTHER NORTH AND WEST. UP TO A HALF INCH RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED 
ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT...WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS WITHERING 
TO A FEW HUNDREDTHS JUST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 460. RAINFALL WILL 
GRADUALLY EXIT TO THE EAST DURING TONIGHT...WITH CLEARING CONDITIONS 
FOR SUNDAY. COOL HIGH PRESSURE WILL OTHERWISE MAINTAIN CONTROL OF 
THE WEATHER PATTERN INTO EARLY MONDAY.

VAZ018-192115-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
1005 AM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          60           40           67           
MIN/MAX RH %          50           83           32           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  4G19      E 10G22      E  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE 10G22     E  7G21      E  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3910                      4680         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 18                      E 13         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    70380                     60840        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            2            3            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  30 FAIR      49 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              46 GEN GOOD  10 POOR      49 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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