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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1012 AM EDT Sat Mar 17 2018


Expect increasing humidity through this afternoon ahead of a warm 
front with a fair shot of rain in the mountains of WV/Southwest VA but 
less in the piedmont south of Lynchburg until late in the day
or this evening, as low pressure moves across.

Could see a few lightning strikes from southern WV to northwest NC 
late this afternoon and evening as well.

Rainfall amounts average about a quarter inch or less, with locally
higher amounts associated with stronger showers or storms.

The front pushes south as a cold front with drier weather Sunday
into Monday morning.

Another system resulting in more widespread wetting rainfall will
impact us by Monday into Tuesday, with colder air and potential 
wintry precipitation returning by the middle of next week.

Including the cities of Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, 
and Volney
1012 AM EDT Sat Mar 17 2018

                      Today        Tonight      Sun          

Cloud cover           PCldy        PCldy        PCldy        
Precip type           Showers      Tstms        None         
Chance precip (%)     40           60           0            
Min/Max Temp          59           37           56           
Max/Min RH %          42           99           46           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)SW  6G19     W  6G18      NW  5        
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) W  9G23      NW  7G18     W  3         
Precip amount         0.07         0.13         0.00         
Precip duration       2            3                         
Precip begin          7 AM         Continuing                
Precip end            Continuing   6 AM                      
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)    3520                      3800         
Transport wnd (mph)   W 35                      W  2         
Vent rate (mph-ft)    123200                    7600         
Dispersion(evening)                POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            1            
Haines Index          3            3            2            
ADI early             34 FAIR      36 FAIR      35 FAIR      
ADI late              72 GOOD      24 FAIR      29 FAIR      
Max LVORI early       3            7            4            
Max LVORI late        3            6            2            


.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 50s. Minimum RH 72 percent.
Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in
the upper 40s. Minimum RH 81 percent. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain and snow
showers likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 40. Minimum
RH 69 percent. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain
showers. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper 30s. Minimum RH
53 percent. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the lower 40s. Minimum RH 42 percent. West winds 15 to
20 mph.

Temperatures below normal.  Precipitation above normal.