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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
344 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.DISCUSSION...

High pressure will be over the area through the weekend. Low 
pressure will approach from the southwest Monday and slowly 
track northeast to the Virginia coast by Wednesday. This will 
bring widespread rain and below normal temperatures to the Mid 
Atlantic region the first half of next week.

Saturday will be a dry day with humidity minimums slightly higher
(25 to 35 percent range) compared to Friday. With high pressure
overhead, winds will be light and variable resulting in weak smoke
transport.

VAZ009-212115-
Smyth-
Including the city of Marion
344 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

                      Today        Tonight      Sun          

Cloud cover           Clear        MClear       PCldy        
Precip type           None         None         None         
Chance precip (%)     0            0            0            
Min/Max Temp          68           40           65           
Max/Min RH %          25           85           40           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) W  3         Lgt/Var      SE  6        
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration                                              
Precip begin                                                 
Precip end                                                   
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)    5740                      5170         
Transport wnd (mph)   SW  5                     SE 13        
Vent rate (mph-ft)    28700                     67210        
Dispersion(evening)                VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
Haines Index          4            4            4            
ADI early             24 FAIR      14 GEN POOR  23 FAIR      
ADI late              25 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  36 FAIR      
Max LVORI early       4            2            5            
Max LVORI late        2            3            2            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Windy. Mostly cloudy with rain likely.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum RH
67 percent. East winds 20 to 30 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Windy. Cloudy with rain likely. Lows
in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 79 percent. East
winds 20 to 30 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of
rain. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum RH
71 percent. West winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum RH
61 percent. West winds 15 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely. Lows
in the lower 40s. Highs around 60. Minimum RH 54 percent. West
winds 15 to 20 mph.

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