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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
403 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A WEAK WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE AREA TODAY
KEEPING MOIST CONDITIONS IN PLACE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE WEDGE 
SHOULD WEAKEN ON THURSDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE WELL TO THE 
NORTH STRENGTHENS FRIDAY AND RIDGES SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION
FROM OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST INTO THE WEEKEND. THIS SHOULD 
MAINTAIN OVERALL DRY WEATHER FOR WEEKS END BEFORE THE NEXT COLD
FRONT ARRIVES WITH ANOTHER CHANCE OF SHOWERS FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

VAZ023-172130-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
403 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          70           52           76           
MIN/MAX RH %          52           95           45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         E  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5160                      5990         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  6                      NW  2        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    30960                     11980        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  10 POOR      8 POOR       
ADI LATE              23 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  11 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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