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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
318 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
EXPECT LIGHT WINDS AND POOR VENTILATION FOR SUNDAY AND INTO MONDAY 
AS HIGH PRESSURE WEDGES DOWN THE EASTERN SEABOARD. WE WILL GET A BREAK 
IN THE PRECIPITATION TOMORROW...BUT ANOTHER WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE 
MOVING UP THE COAST WILL BRING PRECIPITATION BACK TO OUR FORECAST FOR 
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. AFTER A BRIEF BREAK ON TUESDAY...A VERY STRONG 
COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING RAIN AND
GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE.

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VAZ033-210930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
318 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            60           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          27           47           32           40           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           61           88           76           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.05         0.16         
PRECIP DURATION                                 2            3            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    8 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3470                      1940         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  3                     E 13         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 10410                     25220        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             3 VERY POOR  10 POOR      4 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            8            4            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            5            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH
86 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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