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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1031 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY TODAY...

HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE OHIO VALLEY THIS MORNING WILL
BUILD EAST ACROSS THE APPALACHIANS THIS AFTERNOON...PRODUCING
A DRY NORTHWEST WIND.

MEANWHILE...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES
WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY. THIS FAST 
MOVING CLIPPER LIKE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT LAKES BY 
THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT TRAILING SOUTH FROM THE LOW WILL CROSS
THE APPALACHIANS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 
SOME MOUNTAIN RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS THIS FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY.  BEHIND THE FRONT LOOK FOR STRONG GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

THE NEXT APPRECIABLE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN/SNOW WILL COME 
WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. 

&&

VAZ047-282130-
BUCKINGHAM-
1031 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          42           19           44           
MIN/MAX RH %          23           73           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  4         LGT/VAR      S  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    12 PM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3640                      2440         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N 12                      S 23         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    43680                     56120        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              43 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  49 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 27 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
48 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT.
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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