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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1242 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY...

A COLD DRY AIRMASS RESIDES OVER THE FORECAST AREA.  EVEN THOUGH
TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH TODAY...THE HUMIDITY WILL BE QUITE 
DRY WITH AFTERNOON MINIMUMS IN THE TEENS. MODEST NORTHWEST WINDS
OF 5 TO 15 MPH WILL DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

HIGH PRESSURE WHICH IS CENTERED OVER THE REGION TODAY...WILL MOVE
SOUTHEAST AND OFF THE COAST TONIGHT. MEANWHILE...AN AREA OF LOW 
PRESSURE WILL BE DEVELOPING OVER KANSAS.  THIS LOW WILL TRACK EAST 
PASSING JUST NORTH OF OUR REGION SUNDAY NIGHT.  CLOUDS FROM THIS 
SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD OUR REGION TONIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH A PERIOD
OF WETTING RAIN SUNDAY NIGHT.  SOME WINTRY MIX IS POSSIBLE ALONG
THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR...BUT THIS WILL PRIMARILY BE A RAIN
EVENT FOR THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS...RAIN AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER TO
A HALF INCH.   

&&

VAZ033-312115-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
1242 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          45           24           49           
MIN/MAX RH %          20           78           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  4         LGT/VAR      S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    12 PM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3720                      2900         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 13                      SW 23        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    48360                     66700        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  11 POOR      
ADI LATE              46 GEN GOOD  1 VERY POOR  50 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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