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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
504 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

.DISCUSSION...

A strong cold front will slowly approach the Appalachians and 
central mid Atlantic region from the west resulting in an 
increasing threat for showers this weekend. Until the front
crosses the area Sunday, temperatures will remain well above 
normal.

VAZ023-242215-
Botetourt-
Including the city of Fincastle
504 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

                      Today        Tonight      Sun          

Cloud cover           MCldy        MCldy        MCldy        
Precip type           Showers      Showers      Showers      
Chance precip (%)     60           40           80           
Min/Max Temp          74           55           70           
Max/Min RH %          59           99           53           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)Lgt/Var      S  5         SW  8G22     
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) SW  7G21     S  5         SW  8G23     
Precip amount         0.08         0.03         0.12         
Precip duration       4            2            6            
Precip begin          7 AM         Continuing   Continuing   
Precip end            Continuing   Continuing   Continuing   
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)    5010                      4770         
Transport wnd (mph)   SW 24                     W 20         
Vent rate (mph-ft)    120240                    95400        
Dispersion(evening)                POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
Haines Index          3            3            3            
ADI early             9 POOR       17 GEN POOR  61 GOOD      
ADI late              66 GOOD      11 POOR      78 GOOD      
Max LVORI early       10           4            6            
Max LVORI late        3            8            1            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Highs in the lower 60s. Minimum RH 40 percent. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.
Highs around 60. Minimum RH 37 percent. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum RH
62 percent. South winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers
likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Minimum RH
56 percent. West winds 15 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the lower 50s. Minimum RH 51 percent. Northwest
winds 15 to 20 mph.

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
Temperatures below normal.  Precipitation near normal.