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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
319 PM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN AND KEEP US IN 
A RATHER STAGNANT PATTERN WITH A CHANCE FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MIDWEEK. A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN 
IS NOT EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. VENTILATION AND DISPERSION 
WILL CONTINUE TO BE HAMPERED BY RELATIVELY LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS. 
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL GENERALLY REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT
THROUGH THE PERIOD.

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VAZ009-010915-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...MARION
319 PM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           40           30           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          60           83           63           82           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          52           100          57           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.03         0.01         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         10 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            12 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6240                      6230         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N  5                      N  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 31200                     31150        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  16 GEN POOR  15 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  18 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  32 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            10           5            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        8            2            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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