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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
932 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015


...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS TUESDAY...

.DISCUSSION...

A BRIEF PERIOD OF HIGH PRESSURE WORKS IN OVERNIGHT FROM THE
SOUTHWEST RESULTING IN CONTINUED LOW HUMIDITY BUT LIGHTER WINDS
THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY. HOWEVER...ANOTHER CLIPPER SYSTEM SHIFT
ACROSS THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND MARYLAND AREA BY TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL INCREASE
TO 10-20 MPH AND GUSTING TO 30-40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHER
ELEVATIONS ARE GOING TO BE IN THE STRONGER WINDS.

THIS CLIPPER WILL BE MAINLY DRY THOUGH SOME SPRINKLES OR LIGHT SHOWERS
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA INTO THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS
ALONG WITH SOME INCREASED CLOUD COVER.

FUELS WILL CONTINUE TO DRY OUT THROUGH MIDWEEK. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
OVERHEAD OR NORTH OF US WEDNESDAY WITH LIGHT WINDS...THEN OFFSHORE
THURSDAY. MOISTURE RETURNS WITH SHOWERY WEATHER ANTICIPATED FOR THURSDAY 
NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

&&

VAZ019-310930-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
932 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          36           67           33           60           
MAX/MIN RH %          69           24           85           28           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  9G23      W  7G25      W 11G31      NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7G17      W 15G32      NW  7G23     W  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 8000                      5930         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 40                      NW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 320000                    53370        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            5            4            3            
ADI EARLY             75 GOOD      41 GEN GOOD  130 VERY GOOD54 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              13 GEN POOR  139 VERY GOOD17 GEN POOR  59 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            1            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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