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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
416 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH OUR AREA BY EARLY THIS 
AFTERNOON. STRONG TRANSPORT WINDS AT 25 TO 35 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS
CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY...BEFORE DIMINISHING THIS EVENING.

IN THE WAKE OF THIS FRONT...DRY CONDITIONS...LOWER HUMIDITY LEVELS
AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL BE FELT THROUGH THURSDAY.
RAIN CHANCES AND HUMIDITY LEVELS INCREASE LATE IN THE WEEK AND INTO 
THE WEEKEND...AS ATLANTIC MOISTURE IS PULLED INTO OUR AREA AND A 
SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL SYSTEMS MOVE OVER OUR REGION
FROM THE SOUTH.

NCZ001-282130-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
416 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          72           52           70           
MIN/MAX RH %          53           98           56           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W 15G32      NW  9G22     NW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W 14G29      NW  5        NW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   6 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   4 AM         6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5710                      6440         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 23                     W 10         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    131330                    64400        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             86 GOOD      62 GOOD      50 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              87 GOOD      22 FAIR      51 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM
RH 71 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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