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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
436 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY...MAINTAINING 
COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. ANOTHER ROUND OF SPOTTY SHOWER 
ACTIVITY WILL DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH ONLY LIGHT 
WETTING RAINFALL AMOUNTS WHERE THEY OCCUR. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE 
LESS THAN 10 MPH FOR MOST OF THE REGION...WITH HIGHER SPEEDS 
ALONG THE RIDGES.

FROM THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND...THE UPPER TROUGH WILL SHIFT 
WEST TOWARD THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR 
ATLANTIC MOISTURE TO MAKE ITS WAY BACK INTO THE AREA AND BRING 
AN INCREASE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS. FRIDAY WILL BE THE DAY WITH 
THE BEST CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND 
THUNDERSTORMS. 

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL BY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

VAZ009-302130-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
436 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          77           49           77           
MIN/MAX RH %          44           100          49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  3         LGT/VAR      W  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7970                      7420         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W  7                      W  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    55790                     44520        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             23 FAIR      29 FAIR      9 POOR       
ADI LATE              26 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  32 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
62 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. 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 UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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