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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
550 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION...
DRAGGING THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT PUSHED SOUTH OF OUR AREA YESTERDAY 
BACK NORTHWARD AS A WARM FRONT. THIS WILL BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
TO THE REGION WITH A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN EXPECTED. OUR WEATHER WILL 
REMAIN UNSETTLED...WITH A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES BRINGING A 
CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THE REGION THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND...
WITH WETTING RAINFALL EACH DAY. THE COMBINATION OF RELATIVELY LOW MIXING 
HEIGHTS AND LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS WILL CREATE FAIR TO POOR VENTILATION 
AND DISPERSION THROUGH THE PERIOD. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL 
BE ABOVE 50 PERCENT FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

NCZ001-032115-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
550 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           80           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          73           61           74           
MIN/MAX RH %          73           94           62           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  7G19      W  8G20      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  4        W  9G21      W  7G18      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.33         0.29         0.21         
PRECIP DURATION       7            8            6            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4540                      4740         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 17                     W 21         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    77180                     99540        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  43 GEN GOOD  57 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              41 GEN GOOD  38 FAIR      57 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND
80. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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