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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
413 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE MID ATLANTIC REGION THURSDAY. SCATTERED
TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY THE FRONTAL
PASSAGE. DRIER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BEHIND THE FRONT FRIDAY
WITH A DAY OR TWO OF DRY WEATHER.

MOISTURE WILL QUICKLY RETURN OVER THE WEEKEND WITH HEAT AND HUMIDITY
HELPING TO TRIGGER MORE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.  A STRONG FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO CROSS THE AREA MONDAY. THE BEST CHANCE OF WETTING
SHOWERS/STORMS WILL OCCUR ALONG AND AHEAD OF THIS
FRONT...FOLLOWED BY COOLER TEMPERATURES FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

VAZ015-242115-
GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY
413 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           40           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          77           56           78           
MIN/MAX RH %          68           98           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        NW  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        NW  3        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.25         0.05         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       4            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          7 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   1 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4920                      5560         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  9                     S 12         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    44280                     66720        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             32 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              29 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  47 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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