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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
534 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST U.S. 
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A DEEP AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP
ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES TODAY AND MOVE VERY SLOWLY EAST
THROUGH MONDAY. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING AN INCREASINGLY
MOIST EASTERLY FLOW TO THE REGION TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY WITH LIGHT
RAIN SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA LATE 
THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING...CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY.
AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST OF THE REGION SUNDAY...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN WITH DRIER CONDITIONS...WHICH SHOULD
LAST INTO MONDAY. A COLD FRONT AND UPPER TROUGH WILL BRING A 
GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME THUNDERSTORMS TO
THE REGION TUESDAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ON THE COOL SIDE THROUGH SATURDAY WITH
HIGHS MOSTLY IN THE 50S...MODERATING INTO THE 60S WEST AND LOWER
70S EAST BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

WITH RESPECT TO PRESCRIBED BURNS...CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
LESS THAN IDEAL THROUGH SATURDAY WITH INCREASING LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE...
CHANCES FOR RAIN GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 460...AND EAST TO NORTHEAST
FLOW. IMPROVED CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS HIGH
PRESSURE...SUNSHINE...AND DRIER CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE AREA. CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK AT
THIS TIME.

VAZ044-182145-
PITTSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DANVILLE
534 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          59           43           60           
MIN/MAX RH %          42           93           51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  3        LGT/VAR      NE  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  3        LGT/VAR      NE  9        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.12         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION                    2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                       8 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2940                      4520         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  5                     NE 21        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    14700                     94920        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      10 POOR      41 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              11 POOR      5 VERY POOR  93 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        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 MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. EAST 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
45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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