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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...UPDATED
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
735 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT FRIDAY

.DISCUSSION...

Fire danger increasing east of the Blue Ridge.

A cold front will move through the Appalachians and central mid 
Atlantic region this morning. Following the frontal passage, very 
windy conditions, along with much colder temperatures are 
expected. Some showers west of the Blue Ridge and even some wet 
snow for the higher elevations will also be see today.

East of the Blue Ridge, several days of sun and breezy conditions
have allowed fuels to dry out after rainfall this past weekend. 
This will combine with lowering relative humidity values and gusty
winds to create elevated fire conditions this afternoon. Some 
light rain is possible this morning, but not enough to 
significantly wet fuels.

High pressure will build in for Friday with fair conditions and 
slightly warmer temperatures into the weekend.

VAZ013-192130-
Pulaski-
Including the cities of Radford and Pulaski
735 AM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT FRIDAY...

                      Today        Tonight      Fri          

Cloud cover           MCldy        PCldy        MClear       
Precip type           None         None         None         
Chance precip (%)     0            0            0            
Min/Max Temp          50           31           58           
Max/Min RH %          47           74           26           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)W 12G33      NW 11G27     NW  7G17     
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) NW 14G33     NW  8G23     NW  7        
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration                                              
Precip begin                                                 
Precip end                                                   
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)    4240                      3950         
Transport wnd (mph)   NW 31                     NW 17        
Vent rate (mph-ft)    131440                    67150        
Dispersion(evening)                GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
Haines Index          2            2            4            
ADI early             91 GOOD      81 GOOD      58 GEN GOOD  
ADI late              91 GOOD      40 FAIR      59 GEN GOOD  
Max LVORI early       3            1            3            
Max LVORI late        1            3            1            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs
in the lower 60s. Minimum RH 30 percent. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs
in the mid 60s. Minimum RH 44 percent. Southeast winds around
5 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum RH
59 percent. East winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 64 percent. East
winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs around 60. Minimum RH
62 percent. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

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