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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
410 AM EDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...BRINGING
MUCH WARMER WEATHER FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND. FOR THE MOST
PART...THE AREA WILL SEE A SUMMER LIKE PATTERN WITH SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON AND WARMER THAN NORMAL
TEMPERATURES. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS OVER THE REGION BY MID WEEK
BRINGING COOLER AND DRIER CONDITIONS TO THE AREA.

NCZ001-302130-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
410 AM EDT SAT AUG 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           30           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          82           62           80           
MIN/MAX RH %          54           97           61           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  4         LGT/VAR      W  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.25         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          1 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5500                      4040         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 12                      SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    66000                     52520        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             26 FAIR      17 GEN POOR  16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              45 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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