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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
958 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY...MAINTAINING 
COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. ANOTHER ROUND OF SPOTTY SHOWER 
ACTIVITY WILL DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH ONLY LIGHT 
WETTING RAINFALL AMOUNTS WHERE THEY OCCUR. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE 
LESS THAN 10 MPH FOR MOST OF THE REGION...WITH HIGHER SPEEDS 
ALONG THE RIDGES.

FROM THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND...THE UPPER TROUGH WILL SHIFT 
WEST TOWARD THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR 
ATLANTIC MOISTURE TO MAKE ITS WAY BACK INTO THE AREA AND BRING 
AN INCREASE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS. FRIDAY WILL BE THE DAY WITH 
THE BEST CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND 
THUNDERSTORMS. 

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL BY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

NCZ001-302115-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
958 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          72           53           73           
MIN/MAX RH %          44           86           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 0            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    2 PM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7080                      6850         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  6                     SW  6        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    42480                     41100        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      23 FAIR      20 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              22 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL.  PRECIPITATION ABOVE NORMAL.


 

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