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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
350 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR THE SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY SOUTHWEST ALONG THE
INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR...AND WEST INTO SOUTHEAST WEST
VIRGINIA

.DISCUSSION...

GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BE SHIFTING TO THE WEST THROUGH THIS 
EVENING AS A FRONT SLIDES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE REGION. HUMIDITY
LEVELS WILL STAY BELOW 30 PERECENT TIL DUSK.

WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT LATE TONIGHT...AND HUMIDITY LEVELS SHOULD
RECOVER TO 70 TO 85 PERCENT. 

HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD WEDNESDAY MORNING HEADS OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY 
EVENING. MOISTURE RETURNS FOR THURSDAY INTO SATURDAY AS A STORM
SYSTEM AFFECTS THE FORECAST AREA.


&&

VAZ044-010930-
PITTSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DANVILLE
350 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       CLEAR        CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           64           36           73           
MAX/MIN RH %          81           28           85           34           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  9G27      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        LGT/VAR      S  3         SW  9        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5820                      4880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  5                     SW 29        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 29100                     141520       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            5            4            2            
ADI EARLY             101 VERY GOOD33 FAIR      15 GEN POOR  44 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  38 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  81 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            5            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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