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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
642 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER NEW ENGLAND WILL MAINTAIN CONTROL OF WEATHER
CONDITIONS ON FRIDAY WITH A FAIRLY COOL EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS
THE REGION...AND MODERATE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS...
GENERALLY IN THE LOW OR MID 40S BY AFTERNOON. INCREASING
HIGH CLOUDS DURING THE DAY WILL HELP KEEP TEMPERATURES ON THE
COOL SIDE REACHING THE 50S TO LOW 60S BY AFTERNOON.

LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP LATER FRIDAY ALONG THE GULF COAST
AND TRACK TOWARD THE SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST. MOISTURE FROM 
THIS SYSTEM WILL PUSH RAPIDLY NORTH FRIDAY NIGHT AND INTO 
SATURDAY WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL ACROSS 
THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA MUCH
OF SATURDAY. THE NORTH MAY REMAIN DRY BUT CLOUDY WITH EASTERLY
FLOW PERSISTING.

THE LOW IS FORECAST TO MOVE OFF THE COAST BY SUNDAY...WITH
HIGH PRESSURE AND CLEARING SKIES  BUILDING BACK IN ACROSS THE AREA. 
OUR NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL COME TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT
WHEN A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION.

VAZ019-180915-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
642 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          30           59           40           66           
MAX/MIN RH %          93           34           100          37           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  4         LGT/VAR      E  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1                         
PRECIP BEGIN                                    10 PM                     
PRECIP END                                      5 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4640                      5830         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  3                      E 13         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 13920                     75790        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            3            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  7 POOR       10 POOR      33 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  12 POOR      1 VERY POOR  58 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            6            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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