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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
304 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

.DISCUSSION...

No major fire weather concerns through the next five days with 
several chances for wetting rainfall. 

High pressure along the Mid-Atlantic Coast will shift off the New 
England coast this evening into tonight. Low pressure in Tennessee 
will rotate eastward tonight into Sunday. High pressure will build 
into our region Sunday. Warm front will move north through the 
area late Sunday night and early Monday providing clouds and a 
period of rain. Mid to late week appears rather wet with several 
opportunities for rain.

VAZ024-180915-
Rockbridge-
Including the cities of Lexington and Buena Vista
304 PM EST Sat Feb 17 2018

                      Tonight      Sun          Sun Night    Mon          

Cloud cover           MCldy        MClear       PCldy        MCldy        
Precip type           Sleet/rain   None         Rain         Rain         
Chance precip (%)     80           0            60           50           
Min/Max Temp          27           52           35           55           
Max/Min RH %          99           49           99           78           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)SW  4G17     W  4G17      SE  3        S  4         
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) W  7G23      SW  3        S  4         SW  6        
Precip amount         0.11         0.00         0.05         0.06         
Precip duration       3                         4            2            
Precip begin          6 PM                      1 AM         Continuing   
Precip end            1 AM                      Continuing   1 PM         
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)                 3320                      1500         
Transport wnd (mph)                S  6                      SW  8        
Vent rate (mph-ft)                 19920                     12000        
Dispersion(evening)   POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
Haines Index          2            4            4            3            
ADI early             5 VERY POOR  20 GEN POOR  6 VERY POOR  11 POOR      
ADI late              7 POOR       24 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  9 POOR       
Max LVORI early       7            7            4            6            
Max LVORI late        7            3            6            5            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs
in the upper 60s. Minimum RH 68 percent. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 70. Minimum RH
72 percent. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers
likely. Cooler. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Minimum RH 76 percent. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers likely.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 76 percent.
South winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance
of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Minimum
RH 67 percent. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
Temperatures above normal.  Precipitation above normal.