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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
555 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED JUST OFF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC COAST.
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IS OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED
STATES AND WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS EAST TOWARD THE APPALACHIANS. 
SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING TROUGH WILL TRANSPORT
MOISTURE NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO RESULTING IN AREAS OF
CLOUD COVER...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  INCREASING 
MOISTURE WILL ALSO PROMOTE HIGHER HUMIDITY MINIMUMS COMPARED 
TO THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS AND GREATER POTENTIAL FOR DEW FORMATION
AT NIGHT.

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VAZ009-262145-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
555 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           50           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          80           60           77           
MIN/MAX RH %          56           96           61           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  4         S  5         S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  6         S  4         SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.14         0.34         
PRECIP DURATION       4            2            8            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5910                      5860         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 18                     SW  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    106380                    46880        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             34 FAIR      49 GEN GOOD  28 FAIR      
ADI LATE              54 GEN GOOD  6 VERY POOR  27 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...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. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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