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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
453 AM EDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE MOVING OFF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC COAST WILL PUSH A COLD 
FRONT THROUGH THE REGION TODAY...BRINGING US ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS 
WITH A FEW RUMBLES OF THUNDER. THE COLD FRONT WILL HANG UP JUST TO OUR
SOUTH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THIS WILL KEEP OUR AREA IN AN UNSETTLED
PATTERN THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND INTO THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK...
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.

&&

NCZ002-042115-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
453 AM EDT SAT JUL 4 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           60           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          75           62           73           
MIN/MAX RH %          66           95           69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  7         W  5         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  6         NW  3        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.18         0.32         
PRECIP DURATION       3            3            8            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4480                      4140         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W  6                      S 17         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    26880                     70380        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             38 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  13 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              27 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  40 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SHOWERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
66 PERCENT. SOUTH 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 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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