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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS OVERHEAD EARLY TONIGHT RESULTING
IN CLEAR SKIES AND NEAR CALM WINDS.  AS THE HIGH MOVES TO 
ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST...A SOUTHEAST WIND WILL DEVELOP
ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS...BUT REMAINING NEARLY CALM IN THE 
VALLEYS.

SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE ON 
THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE MIDWEST STATES.
LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THURSDAY. 

BY FRIDAY...THE FRONT WILL BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE 
SCATTERED SHOWERS...AND BY FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWERS WILL BECOME
LIKELY WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THIS IS EXPECTED
TO BE A STRONG FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD
OF THE FRONT...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

&&

VAZ020-020930-
BATH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOT SPRINGS
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          31           67           49           71           
MAX/MIN RH %          87           37           94           51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  5G19      SW  9G24     SW  8G24     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  9G22      SW  7G22     SW 10G24     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.01         0.22         
PRECIP DURATION                                 2            4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3530                      4650         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 22                     W 37         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 77660                     172050       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  32 FAIR      73 GOOD      54 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  69 GOOD      29 FAIR      95 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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