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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
642 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER NEW ENGLAND WILL MAINTAIN CONTROL OF WEATHER
CONDITIONS ON FRIDAY WITH A FAIRLY COOL EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS
THE REGION...AND MODERATE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS...
GENERALLY IN THE LOW OR MID 40S BY AFTERNOON. INCREASING
HIGH CLOUDS DURING THE DAY WILL HELP KEEP TEMPERATURES ON THE
COOL SIDE REACHING THE 50S TO LOW 60S BY AFTERNOON.

LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP LATER FRIDAY ALONG THE GULF COAST
AND TRACK TOWARD THE SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST. MOISTURE FROM 
THIS SYSTEM WILL PUSH RAPIDLY NORTH FRIDAY NIGHT AND INTO 
SATURDAY WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL ACROSS 
THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA MUCH
OF SATURDAY. THE NORTH MAY REMAIN DRY BUT CLOUDY WITH EASTERLY
FLOW PERSISTING.

THE LOW IS FORECAST TO MOVE OFF THE COAST BY SUNDAY...WITH
HIGH PRESSURE AND CLEARING SKIES  BUILDING BACK IN ACROSS THE AREA. 
OUR NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL COME TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT
WHEN A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION.

VAZ034-180915-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
642 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          33           59           41           66           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           38           100          38           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         NE  3        LGT/VAR      NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  3         E  4         LGT/VAR      E  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.07         0.03         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    10 PM        CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   3 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3580                      5530         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  2                     E 16         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 7160                      88480        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            4            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       6 VERY POOR  5 VERY POOR  43 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  7 POOR       1 VERY POOR  76 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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