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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
337 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 AM EST
MONDAY

.DISCUSSION...

VERY POOR BURNING CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL TODAY AS A WARM FRONT
SPREADS WETTING RAIN NORTHWARD THROUGH THE AREA BY EARLY THIS 
AFTERNOON. IT WILL ALSO BECOME QUITE WINDY AS SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS 
GUSTS TO NEAR 50MPH ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE REGION OF VIRGINIA...
AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS WEST OF
THE BLUE RIDGE. CONTINUED WINDY ON MONDAY AS WINDS BECOME SOUTHWESTERLY
AND HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN WITH COOLER WEATHER FOR MIDWEEK.

&&

VAZ023-232130-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
337 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           90           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          52           42           69           
MIN/MAX RH %          56           100          54           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      SE  6        S  9G23      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  5        S  7         SW 12G26     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.15         0.59         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       3            7            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          12 PM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   10 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2460                      4190         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE 14                     SW 38        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    34440                     159220       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  8 POOR       51 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              20 GEN POOR  13 GEN POOR  87 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            9            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            8            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW. COLDER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 40.
MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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