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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1027 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...
CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO PROGRESS
ACROSS THE REGION FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. THIS PATTERN WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. BY SUNDAY...A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE THROUGH THE AREA AND BE ON OUR WESTERN FRINGES. AFTER THIS
TIME...PRECIPITATION COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE
AS DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WORKS ITS WAY INTO THE AREA BY EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

VAZ009-222145-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
1027 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           70           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          81           63           82           
MIN/MAX RH %          66           100          63           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         W  3         W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  6         LGT/VAR      NW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.20         0.69         0.12         
PRECIP DURATION       3            6            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6050                      6160         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 10                     NW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    60500                     86240        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   4            4            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             42 GEN GOOD  21 FAIR      27 FAIR      
ADI LATE              44 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  39 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
67 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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