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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
701 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A WARM FRONT WILL REMAIN DRAPED ACROSS THE REGION AS A LOW 
PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES OUT OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY 
AND CROSSES THE AREA TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY. THIS WILL
COMBINE WITH A COOL HIGH PRESSURE WEDGE TO BRING A WETTING 
RAIN WITH SHOWERS...AND POSSIBLY SOME THUNDERSTORMS FAR WEST 
AND ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER COUNTIES OF NORTH CAROLINA.
VENTILATION AND DISPERSION WILL BE QUITE POOR THROUGH SUNDAY.

HIGH PRESSURE AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL RETURN SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH 
TUESDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF OUR AREA 
DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

VAZ023-260930-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
701 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           70           20           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           53           39           60           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          70           90           39           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         NE  3        N  3         NW  6G17     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      N  3         NW  4        NW  8G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.39         0.12         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            3            0                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   8 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4140                      8180         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N  6                      NW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 24840                     196320       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      21 FAIR      10 POOR      65 GOOD      
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  83 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            8            5            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        9            4            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT.
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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