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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
344 PM EST Fri Nov 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...

High pressure across our region will briefly give way to a cold 
front that will arrive on Saturday. High pressure quickly regains 
control over our weather pattern for much of next week. The
potential exists for a cold front to cross the area on Friday.

Only isolated showers are expected across the mountains Saturday
with the passage of the cold front. Fuels will continue to dry into 
next week. Timing of the next cold front for Friday is questionable,
but the latest guidance suggests it would have a better chance
of producing some showers for the area as compared to the on this
coming Saturday.

VAZ024-250915-
Rockbridge-
Including the cities of Lexington and Buena Vista
344 PM EST Fri Nov 24 2017

                      Tonight      Sat          Sat Night    Sun          

Cloud cover           MClear       PCldy        MClear       MClear       
Precip type           None         None         None         None         
Chance precip (%)     0            0            0            0            
Min/Max Temp          35           59           32           50           
Max/Min RH %          79           50           79           36           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)Lgt/Var      W  5G20      W  7G18      W  4         
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) SW  3        W  9G21      W  5         W  5         
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration                                                           
Precip begin                                                              
Precip end                                                                
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)                 3400                      3320         
Transport wnd (mph)                W 25                      W 13         
Vent rate (mph-ft)                 85000                     43160        
Dispersion(evening)   VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
Haines Index          4            4            4            4            
ADI early             4 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      31 FAIR      41 GEN GOOD  
ADI late              2 VERY POOR  55 GEN GOOD  17 GEN POOR  36 FAIR      
Max LVORI early       3            5            3            3            
Max LVORI late        5            1            3            2            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in
the mid 50s. Minimum RH 38 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.
Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 46 percent. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum RH 51 percent. West winds
10 to 15 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 55 percent. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Minimum RH
58 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

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