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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
319 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE 
APPALACHIANS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. DRIER AIR BUILDING IN FROM THE 
NORTHEAST WILL GRADUALLY ERODE THE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE CURRENTLY IN 
PLACE ACROSS THE FORECAST REGION. HOWEVER...LOW CLOUDS WILL LINGER 
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT...WITH PATCHY FOG DEVELOPING ACROSS 
PORTIONS OF THE PIEDMONT WHERE CLOUDS SCATTER OUT.

ABUNDANT SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED FOR SATURDAY...PUSHING RH VALUES AS 
LOW AS 40 PERCENT IN MANY AREAS. A FAST MOVING STRONG COLD FRONT 
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA ON SUNDAY. DRY AND COOL CONDITIONS ARE 
EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK.

VAZ033-200930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
319 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          55           80           55           85           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           43           97           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  4        LGT/VAR      W  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            11 PM                                               
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5210                      5820         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  7                     W 12         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 36470                     69840        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  44 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            8            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
61 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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