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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
302 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EAST ACROSS OUR REGION TONIGHT INTO
FRIDAY BEFORE PASSING EAST SATURDAY AND OFFSHORE SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS 
SHOULD ALLOW WINDS TO DIMINISH SOME OVERNIGHT ALTHOUGH HUMIDITY LEVELS
WILL ONLY SLOWLY RECOVER TO ABOVE 50 PERCENT LATER TONIGHT. DRIER AIR
SHOULD AGAIN SURGE INTO THE REGION ON FRIDAY MAKING FOR ANOTHER VERY
DRY AFTERNOON WITH HUMIDITY VALUES AGAIN DROPPING TO BELOW 25 OR 30 
PERCENT ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA. 

AS THE HIGH SLIPS OFF TO OUR EAST ON SUNDAY...A STRONG LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE UP THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND PUSH A
WARM FRONT THROUGH THE REGION. THIS WILL BRING A QUICK INCREASE IN
MOISTURE ALONG WITH A GOOD CHANCE FOR WETTING RAINFALL SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY
EVENING. MUCH WARMER WEATHER WILL TAKE SHAPE EARLY NEXT WEEK BEFORE A 
COLD FRONT BRINGS A RETURN TO COLDER AND DRIER AIR HEADING INTO
THANKSGIVING.

&&

VAZ033-210930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
302 PM EST THU NOV 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          22           42           21           51           
MAX/MIN RH %          72           30           68           32           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         NW  5        LGT/VAR      S  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        NW  5        LGT/VAR      S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3470                      2100         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 10                     SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 34700                     27300        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      47 GEN GOOD  2 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      
ADI LATE              13 GEN POOR  36 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            2            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH
69 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
WARMER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
68 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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