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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
103 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO OUR AREA TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
BRINGING DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER FOR THE START OF THE WEEKEND.
A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM PASSING TO THE WEST WILL RESULT
IN MORE WIDESPREAD RAIN SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE
A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE REGION WITH CHANCES OF SHOWERS 
AND STORMS ON MONDAY.

MUCH DRIER WEATHER WILL FINALLY RETURN BEHIND THIS FRONT FOR 
THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. 
&&

VAZ034-190515-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
103 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         RAIN         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            90           100          50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          52           56           52           78           
MAX/MIN RH %          78           66           100          54           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         NE  7G18     E  8G21      SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  4        E  8G20      E  4         SW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.27         0.81         0.19         
PRECIP DURATION                    2            6            4            
PRECIP BEGIN                       6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2670                                   
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 22                      N/A          
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 58740                                  
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            N/A          
HAINES INDEX          3            2            2                         
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  35 FAIR                                
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD                            
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3                                      
MAX LVORI LATE        3            3                                      

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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