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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
416 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION TODAY...AND THEN 
SLOW DOWN AND DEEPEN AS A LARGE UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS 
THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION BY WEDNESDAY. FOR OUR REGION THIS PATTERN 
WILL RESULT IN CHANCES OF SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS...ALONG WITH 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY...WITH A WARMING 
TREND AND LIGHTER WINDS BY THE END OF THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

VAZ034-212130-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
416 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          68           43           62           
MIN/MAX RH %          40           82           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  7G17     NW  7G20     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  8G17      NW  6        NW 11G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6850                      4690         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 17                      N 24         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    116450                    112560       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      61 GOOD      48 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              57 GEN GOOD  22 FAIR      67 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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