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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
338 PM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT. HIGH 
PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT ON SUNDAY WITH A STRONG 
WEDGE REMAINING IN PLACE THROUGH TUESDAY. DRIER...COOLER AIR TO FILTER
INTO THE REGION FROM THE EAST FOR SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. 

BY MID WEEK A FRONT WILL EXTEND FROM A LOW OVER THE MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
INTO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION. THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN
ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB BACK ABOVE NORMAL AND MOISTURE
INCREASES.

VAZ014-240915-
MONTGOMERY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLACKSBURG
338 PM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           40           20           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           77           56           79           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           66           100          51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      E  3         E  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      E  5         LGT/VAR      E  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.14         0.02         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       4            2            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3710                      4490         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 13                      E 10         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 48230                     44900        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   2            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       33 FAIR      22 FAIR      29 FAIR      
ADI LATE              7 POOR       31 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            6            7            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            8            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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