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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
507 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TODAY...

WIND SPEEDS WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH THIS MORNING AS DRY HIGH 
PRESSURE...CENTERED OVER THE CENTRAL OHIO VALLEY...WILL SHIFT 
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA TODAY. AS THE CENTER OF THE HIGH SHIFTS 
OVER THE SOUTHEAST STATES DURING LATE AFTERNOON...WINDS ACROSS 
THE MID ATLANTIC WILL BECOME SOUTHWESTERLY. THE PASSAGE OF HIGH 
PRESSURE OVERHEAD WILL KEEP WIND SPEEDS LIGHT THROUGH THE DAY... 
HOWEVER THE DRY AIRMASS AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE WILL CAUSE RH 
VALUES TO BOTTOM OUT IN THE LOW TO MID TEENS AREAWIDE AS HIGH 
TEMPERATURES REACH THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S MOST LOCATIONS. 

WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE LATE THIS EVENING AS A COLD FRONT 
APPROACHES THE AREA. THE FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS EARLY MONDAY...
TRIGGERING UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF SPOTTY WETTING RAINFALL. 
STRONG WEST NORTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT 
MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN 
WILL BE TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK AS A STRONG COLD FRONT 
APPROACHES. 

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VAZ032-292145-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
507 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          56           36           63           
MIN/MAX RH %          14           80           32           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      SW  4G18     W  7G21      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         SW  8G23     W 10G23      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                       2 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   10 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5180                      5690         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 13                     NW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    67340                     136560       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            2            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  57 GEN GOOD  46 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              49 GEN GOOD  45 GEN GOOD  81 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
33 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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