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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
954 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION OVERNIGHT FOLLOWED BY DRIER
AIR BY EARLY TUESDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT...A COOLER...BREEZY...AND
SOMEWHAT UNSETTLED PATTERN EXPECTED THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WORK 
WEEK...WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVING
WITH ANOTHER FRONT ON WEDNESDAY.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL NOT FALL BELOW 
30 PERCENT THROUGH THE PERIOD. OVERALL VENTILATION AND DISPERSION 
WILL BE GOOD BUT WET FUELS FROM RECENT SOAKING RAINS WILL INHIBIT ANY 
PLANNED BURNS.
 
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VAZ032-210915-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
954 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           0            0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          47           68           43           67           
MAX/MIN RH %          78           31           87           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  9G23     W  6G17      W  5G17      W  6G23      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7G21      W  8G18      W  4G18      W 10G25      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.09         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                      1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                   1 PM         
PRECIP END            12 AM                                  CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 8280                      7580         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 20                      W 31         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 165600                    234980       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   4            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            5            4            
ADI EARLY             72 GOOD      95 GOOD      96 GOOD      66 GOOD      
ADI LATE              14 GEN POOR  95 GOOD      5 VERY POOR  110 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM
RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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