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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
257 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A DEVELOPING COLD AIR WEDGE WILL CREATE POOR VENTILATION AND DISPERSION
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. WARM AND MOIST AIR OVERSPREADING COLD HIGH 
PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE TO BRING LIGHT WETTING RAIN...ALONG WITH SOME 
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...TO THE REGION TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. A VERY STRONG 
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING RAIN AND GUSTY 
WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD 
OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WITH FAIR AND SEASONABLE WEATHER 
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

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VAZ018-220915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
257 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           60           30           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          29           34           32           44           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           80           100          83           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        E  4         E  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  4        E  4         E  3         SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.07         0.00         0.06         
PRECIP DURATION       1            7            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          10 PM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1810                      460          
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E  7                      SE  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 12670                     2300         
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            4            3            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       9 POOR       6 VERY POOR  4 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              8 POOR       6 VERY POOR  5 VERY POOR  5 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            9            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            8            9            6            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 80 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOWS AROUND
30. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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