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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
326 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR
SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE. 

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT FOR
NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.

.DISCUSSION...

...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS INTO THIS EVENING...

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PERSIST IN THE WAKE OF A PASSING COLD
FRONT INTO LATE THIS EVENING. WIND GUSTS TO 45 TO 55 MPH WILL
OCCUR OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND AROUND 40 MPH EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE
INTO THE FOOTHILLS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS OUR REGION ON
SATURDAY...FOLLOWED BY AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WHICH WILL MOVE
FROM OKLAHOMA SUNDAY...TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST MONDAY.

&&

WVZ044-310915-
MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UNION
326 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          13           37           22           46           
MAX/MIN RH %          63           27           75           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 12G32     W  6         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  8G22     W  4         LGT/VAR      S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION                                              2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 7 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3120                      4510         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 16                      SW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 49920                     63140        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             46 GEN GOOD  38 FAIR      9 POOR       10 POOR      
ADI LATE              34 FAIR      43 GEN GOOD  2 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       1            2            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 20S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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