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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
420 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW INDUCED BY A PERSISTENT BERMUDA HIGH WILL 
MAINTAIN WARM AND MUGGY CONDITIONS THROUGH MUCH OF THIS WEEK. 
SERIES OF SHORTWAVES WILL CREATE PERIODIC CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
TODAY INTO TONIGHT. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE PASSING ACROSS THE REGION 
ON TUESDAY WILL RESULT IN MORE WIDESPREAD WETTING RAINFALL. WINDS WILL 
REMAIN LIGHT...AND AFTERNOON RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 
40 PERCENT MOST LOCATIONS THROUGH MIDWEEK.

VAZ009-012130-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
420 AM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          86           62           86           
MIN/MAX RH %          48           92           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  6         W  4         W  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  9         SW  3        W  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.05         0.02         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION       3            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   8 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7770                      7050         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 21                      W 21         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    163170                    148050       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            5            4            
ADI EARLY             63 GOOD      60 GEN GOOD  49 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              82 GOOD      2 VERY POOR  79 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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