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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1033 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE EAST ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING BEFORE
STALLING OVER THE CAROLINAS INTO TONIGHT. THIS MAY BRING A FEW SHOWERS
TO WESTERN AREAS THIS MORNING AND ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SECTIONS
THIS AFTERNOON. WEAK LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE FRONT MAY ALSO CAUSE
SHOWERS TO LINGER ACROSS THE SOUTH INTO TONIGHT BEFORE A COOL WEDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK. THIS SHOULD KEEP HUMIDITY LEVELS MOIST INTO FRIDAY WITH PATCHY
DRIZZLE AROUND AT TIMES. THE HIGH STRENGTHENS ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST
BY THE WEEKEND WITH DRIER AIR WORKING IN FROM THE NORTHEAST BY SATURDAY.

VAZ034-162145-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
1033 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      DRIZZLE      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          82           56           71           
MIN/MAX RH %          44           86           56           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        NE  3        E  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          8 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5440                      4420         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W  3                      NE  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    16320                     39780        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      11 POOR      39 FAIR      
ADI LATE              20 GEN POOR  10 POOR      40 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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