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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
332 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON WILL SHIFT EAST 
TONIGHT...ALLOWING A MOIST EAST FLOW TO DEVELOP TONIGHT ALLOWING A 
WETTING RAIN TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.
 
A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM PASSING TO THE WEST WILL RESULT IN 
WIDESPREAD RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES...SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT 
BEFORE A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE REGION WITH CHANCES OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ON MONDAY. STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED
IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. 

MUCH DRIER WEATHER WILL RETURN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR TUESDAY 
AND WEDNESDAY.
 
&&

VAZ024-190930-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
332 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            80           100          60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          50           56           52           77           
MAX/MIN RH %          79           64           97           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         E  7G22      E  7G22      SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  4         E  8G24      E  4         SW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.31         0.68         0.14         
PRECIP DURATION                    4            8            4            
PRECIP BEGIN                       6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3030                      7490         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 28                      SW 36        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 84840                     269640       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            4            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      26 FAIR      48 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  59 GEN GOOD  6 VERY POOR  119 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            3            7            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 82 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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