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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
302 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE WILL MAINTAIN A MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW ACROSS
THE REGION TODAY INTO THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH
FROM THE NORTHWEST LATE IN THE WEEKEND BEFORE DIPPING SOUTH OF THE
AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK RESULTING IN MORE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
STORMS LATER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. COOLER AND DRIER CONDITIONS WILL
THEN BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. MINIMUM 
RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. MIXING HEIGHTS WILL REMAIN FAVORABLE BUT RELATIVELY LIGHT 
TRANSPORT WINDS WILL HINDER VENTILATION RATES.

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VAZ010-292130-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
302 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           50           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          81           60           84           
MIN/MAX RH %          48           90           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  4         SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  6         SW  3        S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.07         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          8 AM         CONTINUING   1 PM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7140                      8340         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 14                      S 14         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    99960                     116760       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             29 FAIR      43 GEN GOOD  30 FAIR      
ADI LATE              43 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       49 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 65 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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