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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS EVENING...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE MID ATLANTIC REGION WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST AND 
OFFSHORE BY MORNING. LOW PRESSURE WAS DEVELOPING OVER THE CENTRAL 
ROCKIES AND WILL TRACK INTO THE OHIO VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT THEN OFF 
THE NEW JERSEY COAST ON MONDAY. A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN IS EXPECTED 
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. ONE QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN 
INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE. 

THIS SYSTEM WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT THROUGH OUR REGION ON SUNDAY NIGHT
...WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY. STRONG 
GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY ON MONDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH MONDAY NIGHT AND 
TUESDAY. 

&&

VAZ023-010915-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
340 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           100          50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          22           45           36           44           
MAX/MIN RH %          74           36           98           39           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  5         W  8G22      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  4         S  4         W 16G34      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.29         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION                    0            8            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                       4 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   10 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2990                      4070         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 16                      W 35         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 47840                     142450       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3            2            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       6 VERY POOR  19 GEN POOR  65 GOOD      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  33 FAIR      8 POOR       89 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 18.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 28 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 20 TO
25 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOWS
IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM
RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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