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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
955 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALONG THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS WILL TRACK
NORTH ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE TODAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL KEEP LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAIN OVER THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH MUCH OF TODAY. 

A BERMUDA HIGH WAS LOCATED AND WILL REMAIN IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC
AND AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. BEING IN BETWEEN THESE TWO SYSTEMS...THE REGION'S WEATHER
WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED WITH A CONTINUING CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. 

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE COULD BRING DRIER CONDITIONS FOR MONDAY.

VAZ010-012115-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
955 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           60           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          70           60           78           
MIN/MAX RH %          71           98           60           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  5         E  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  7         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.40         0.11         0.17         
PRECIP DURATION       7            3            3            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4490                      7210         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 31                      W  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    139190                    43260        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             65 GOOD      56 GEN GOOD  24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              76 GOOD      6 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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