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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
115 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017


Variably cloudy skies are expected through today, with the 
greatest cloud cover over parts of southeast West Virginia. Periods of
drizzle will be possible in these cloudier areas. More sun and milder 
temperatures are expected in the Piedmont and part of the New River
Valley, but relative humidities will be no lower than 55 percent.
Light west winds in the valleys with gusts of 15 to 25 mph at the
ridge tops. 

Warmer temperatures expected Tuesday but similar relative 
humidities to Monday are anticipated. A frontal system will 
increase clouds and offer the next chance for rain. Best chance 
for wetting rains would be along and south of Route 460. Cool 
wedge conditions then return for the rest of the workweek.

Fire weather concerns will be low through the next five days.

Including the city of New Castle
115 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

                      Today        Tonight      Tue          

Cloud cover           PCldy        PCldy        MClear       
Precip type           Drizzle      None         None         
Chance precip (%)     0            0            0            
Min/Max Temp          54           38           59           
Max/Min RH %          62           90           46           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)Lgt/Var      W  9G24      W  9G23      
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) W  7G19      W 11G25      W 10G23      
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration                                              
Precip begin                                                 
Precip end                                                   
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)    3320                      2640         
Transport wnd (mph)   W 24                      W 24         
Vent rate (mph-ft)    79680                     63360        
Dispersion(evening)                FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
Haines Index          2            3            4            
ADI early             24 FAIR      31 FAIR      55 GEN GOOD  
ADI late              56 GEN GOOD  32 FAIR      59 GEN GOOD  
Max LVORI early       7            4            4            
Max LVORI late        3            4            1            


.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of
rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 40s. Minimum RH
60 percent. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper
20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH 64 percent. Southeast winds
around 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower
30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Minimum RH 67 percent. South winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows
in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 50s. Minimum RH 71 percent.
West winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 50. Minimum RH 67 percent.
South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Temperatures below normal.  Precipitation near normal.