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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1153 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WARM FRONT WILL BRING STRONG LIFT AND ABUNDANT MOISTURE TO 
THE REGION TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL 
ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA INTO THIS EVENING. SOUTHEAST WINDS 
WILL ALSO BE INCREASING AND GUSTS OVER 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE AT 
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE WEST AND ESPECIALLY 
ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE REGION. A COLD FRONT WILL THEN MOVE 
THROUGH ON MONDAY AND BRING MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO 
THE REGION...WITH SOME STORMS EXPECTED TO APPROACH SEVERE 
LEVELS. DRIER AND COOLER CONDITIONS WILL THEN ARRIVE FOR 
MIDWEEK...THOUGH THERE WILL BE ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS 
AND SOME STORMS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE ON WEDNESDAY.
 
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VAZ047-192115-
BUCKINGHAM-
1153 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           100          40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          67           57           79           
MIN/MAX RH %          60           92           52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  4        E 11G24      SW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  7        S  5         S  8         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.15         1.09         0.09         
PRECIP DURATION       4            9            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2700                      7340         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 24                      SW 30        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    64800                     220200       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            2            3            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      47 GEN GOOD  41 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              44 GEN GOOD  16 GEN POOR  122 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            7            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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