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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
441 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE ONE MORE DAY OF LOW AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY. HOWEVER...WINDS WILL BE LIGHT. HUMIDITY MINIMUMS 
WILL DIP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT RANGE DURING THE PEAK HEATING
PART OF THE AFTERNOON...WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH. A COLD FRONT 
IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING SHOWERS ON FRIDAY...AMOUNTS OF 
A QUARTER INCH OR LESS.

CLOUDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE TODAY DUE TO INCREASING 
MID AND UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE AHEAD OF FRIDAYS PREDICTED
FRONTAL PASSAGE.  SHADING TODAY WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 60 
PERCENT...THE THICKER CLOUD COVER OCCURRING ACROSS WEST 
VIRGINIA...AND THE HIGHLANDS OF VIRGINIA.

TODAY IS DAY 8 SINCE WETTING RAINFALL. THIS HAS RESULTED IN
THE DRIEST FINE FUEL MOISTURE THAT WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR THIS
SPRING SEASON. IN SPITE OF THIS...GREEN-UP IS WELL UNDERWAY
ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.  CANOPY CLOSURE SHOULD TAKE
PLACE AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 2000 FEET BETWEEN NOW AND THE END
OF THE MONTH. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET WILL BE DELAYED 
UNTIL THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY...DUE TO THE COOLER
THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES WHICH HAVE PERSISTED FOR MUCH OF 
THIS SPRING.

VAZ046-242230-
APPOMATTOX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...APPOMATTOX
441 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            90           
MAX/MIN TEMP          68           47           72           
MIN/MAX RH %          21           80           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.21         
PRECIP DURATION                                 7            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    8 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4880                      4500         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  2                     SW 32        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    9760                      144000       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3            
ADI EARLY             23 FAIR      20 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      
ADI LATE              23 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  90 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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