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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR AREAS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE

.DISCUSSION...

...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DIP INTO THE 20S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
UNDER GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS...

A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP EAST OF THE AREA THIS EVENING.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN TO THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY...BRINGING 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND ANOTHER DROP IN HUMIDITY WEDNESDAY 
AFTERNOON. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH DRYING VEGETATION WILL
MAKE FOR INCREASED FIRE DANGER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVERHEAD ON THURSDAY WITH DRY WEATHER
PERSISTING UNDER MUCH LIGHTER WINDS. THE NEXT COLD FRONT ARRIVES
FRIDAY BRINGING SOME THREAT FOR SHOWERS BUT ALSO INCREASING WINDS
ESPECIALLY BEHIND THE BOUNDARY INTO THE WEEKEND.

WVZ045-230930-
GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEWISBURG...QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
340 PM EDT TUE APR 22 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           56           28           68           
MAX/MIN RH %          88           32           98           27           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 12G21     NW 13G28     NW  7G17     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 12G28     NW 12G25     LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            3 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5180                      5930         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 29                     W  8         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 150220                    47440        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             65 GOOD      81 GOOD      69 GOOD      16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              44 GEN GOOD  81 GOOD      8 POOR       29 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
79 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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