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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE

.DISCUSSION...

...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DIP INTO THE 20S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
UNDER GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS...

A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP EAST OF THE AREA THIS EVENING.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN TO THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND ANOTHER DROP IN HUMIDITY WEDNESDAY 
AFTERNOON. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRYING VEGETATION WILL
MAKE FOR INCREASED FIRE DANGER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVERHEAD ON THURSDAY WITH DRY WEATHER
PERSISTING UNDER MUCH LIGHTER WINDS. THE NEXT COLD FRONT ARRIVES
FRIDAY BRINGING SOME THREAT FOR SHOWERS BUT ALSO INCREASING WINDS
ESPECIALLY BEHIND THE BOUNDARY INTO THE WEEKEND.

VAZ024-230930-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           64           32           68           
MAX/MIN RH %          72           25           86           25           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 11G19     NW 10G21     NW  7G18     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  9G20     NW 13G23     LGT/VAR      SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6290                      5520         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 24                     SW 10        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 150960                    55200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             77 GOOD      86 GOOD      78 GOOD      15 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              18 GEN POOR  82 GOOD      6 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            2            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
77 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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