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FNUS51 KRNK 231935
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
335 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY WINDS TO SUBSIDE WITH SLOW MOISTURE RECOVERY TONIGHT...
...LOW HUMIDITY AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON...


HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY 
MORNING BEFORE MOVING EAST OF THE REGION LATER IN THE DAY. THIS WILL
RESULT IN DIMINISHING WINDS TONIGHT...WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS
TURNING SOUTHWEST ON THURSDAY. IT WILL REMAIN DRY THURSDAY WITH 
HUMIDITY LEVELS AGAIN FALLING TO BELOW 25 OR 30 PERCENT IN THE
AFTERNOON. 

THE NEXT...CHANCE...OF SHOWERS IS FRIDAY.  A COLD FRONT IS 
FORECAST TO CROSS THE AREA FRIDAY.  SIMILAR TO THE LAST
FRONTAL PASSAGE...RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE SCATTERED WITH
AMOUNTS OF A TENTH TO PERHAPS ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. DRIER 
WEATHER UNDER HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW THIS FRONT FOR THE
WEEKEND.

VAZ058-240930-
HALIFAX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH BOSTON
335 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           69           48           76           
MAX/MIN RH %          88           22           96           48           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7G17     LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  6         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  3        LGT/VAR      SW  9        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.17         
PRECIP DURATION                                              4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 6 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4920                      5480         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  7                     SW 36        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 34440                     197280       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            4            3            
ADI EARLY             49 GEN GOOD  16 GEN POOR  29 FAIR      51 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  110 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            6            2            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
44 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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