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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
334 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL WORK NORTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT
INTO SATURDAY FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT. THE COLD FRONT WILL HANG
UP JUST SOUTH OF US SATURDAY NIGH INTO MONDAY. THIS WILL KEEP OUR
AREA IN AN UNSETTLED PATTERN THROUGH THE HOLIDAY 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.

&&

VAZ009-040915-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
334 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           60           60           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          61           75           61           76           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          71           99           65           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         W  6         W  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7G18      W  6         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.24         0.31         0.20         0.27         
PRECIP DURATION       6            8            3            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5030                      4730         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 13                      SE 10        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 65390                     47300        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             24 FAIR      37 FAIR      26 FAIR      19 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              20 GEN POOR  32 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            5            6            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            8            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.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 62 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND
80. MINIMUM RH 60 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 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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