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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
526 AM EST Thu Dec 2 2021

.DISCUSSION...

...Elevated Wind Speeds Today And Tonight With Frequent Gusts...
...Above Normal Temperatures Through Friday...
...Trending Much Drier Friday... 

High pressure is centered over the southern U.S. with a trough
of Low pressure passing across the Great Lakes and New England. 
Strong westerly wind flow exists between these two features, 
and this will be the primary focus over the next 24 hours as 
the forecast area will experience breezy and warmer conditions. 
Dry weather is expected through the upcoming weekend, then
transition into a wetter pattern for next week.

Concerns to consider through Friday:

Temperatures: Readings areawide are expected to be 15 degrees
above the seasonal norm with daytime highs in the 60s to around
70 and overnight lows in the 40s. 

Wind: Strongest today and tonight with sustained speeds of 10 
to 20 mph and gusts in the 25 to 35 mph range...diminishing 
Friday. 

Humidity: Falling into the 35 to 45 percent range today...modest
recovery tonight followed by the driest conditions Friday with
minimums in the 20 to 35 percent range...the lowest readings
occurring across Virginia.

Fuels: Dry antecedent conditions are being observed across the
entire service area. No significant rain (0.25 or more) has  
occurred in the mountains since November 12th. Parts of the 
Piedmont near Danville, VA, have eclipsed an entire month (now
approaching 45 days) since a significant rain event.

WVZ508-022130-
Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
526 AM EST Thu Dec 2 2021

                      Today        Tonight      Fri          

Cloud cover           Pcldy        Mclear       Mclear       
Precip type           Showers      None         None         
Chance precip (%)     20           0            0            
Min/Max Temp          57           34           54           
Max/Min RH %          51           75           36           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)W 11G30      W 14G33      NW  9G26     
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) W 15G35      NW 13G33     W  7G17      
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration       0                                      
Precip begin          6 AM                                   
Precip end            10 AM                                  
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)    3080                      3140         
Transport wnd (mph)   W 36                      NW 20        
Vent rate (mph-ft)    109800                    61390        
Dispersion(evening)                GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
Haines Index          3            4            4            
ADI early             55 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      47 GEN GOOD  
ADI late              66 GOOD      35 FAIR      49 GEN GOOD  
Max LVORI early       5            2            3            
Max LVORI late        1            3            2            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.
Highs in the upper 40s. Minimum RH 49 percent. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower
30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH 56 percent. Southeast winds
10 to 15 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely
and a chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 40s. Minimum RH 67 percent. West winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Colder. Lows around
20. Highs in the mid 30s. Minimum RH 46 percent. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with rain showers
likely and a chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs
in the lower 40s. Minimum RH 71 percent. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph.

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