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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

EXPECT ONLY THIN HIGH CLOUDS TO PASS ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH 
THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. RH VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PERCENT 
WILL RECOVER ONLY GRADUALLY THIS EVENING AS LIGHT WINDS ARE SLOW 
TO RETURN MOISTURE TO THE REGION...WHILE INCREASING CLOUD COVER 
LATE THIS EVENING WILL LIMIT RADIATIONAL COOLING. 

A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH 
AMOUNTS OF AROUND A QUARTER INCH. SATURDAY WILL BE A DAY OF 
DRYING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST...RESULTING IN 
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND GUSTY WEST WINDS. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE LESS 
THAN 10 MPH ON SUNDAY...WITH CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS AND MOSTLY 
CLEAR SKIES EXPECTED. MONDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK IS 
EXPECTED TO BE WET AS A LARGE AND SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM 
MOVES IN FROM THE WEST.

VAZ019-250930-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
404 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            100          40           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          45           67           44           75           
MAX/MIN RH %          69           51           85           30           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        SE  3        W 10G27      W  5G19      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  6G18      W  6G24      W 12G22      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.25         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    7            1            0            
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 AM         CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   10 PM        CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5600                      9230         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 30                     W 41         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 168000                    378430       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             39 FAIR      19 GEN POOR  81 GOOD      119 VERY GOOD
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  83 GOOD      28 FAIR      144 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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