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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
257 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A DEVELOPING COLD AIR WEDGE WILL CREATE POOR VENTILATION AND DISPERSION
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. WARM AND MOIST AIR OVERSPREADING COLD HIGH 
PRESSURE AT THE SURFACE TO BRING LIGHT WETTING RAIN...ALONG WITH SOME 
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...TO THE REGION TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. A VERY STRONG 
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING RAIN AND GUSTY 
WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD 
OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WITH FAIR AND SEASONABLE WEATHER 
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

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VAZ024-220915-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
257 PM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SLEET/RAIN   FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           60           30           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          27           34           31           43           
MAX/MIN RH %          93           75           100          87           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      E  4         NE  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  3         NE  4        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.12         0.00         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION       1            8            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          10 PM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1690                      1470         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E  6                      S  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 10140                     4410         
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             3 VERY POOR  7 POOR       5 VERY POOR  3 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  7 POOR       2 VERY POOR  4 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            9            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            7            10           7            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE
MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 78 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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