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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
754 PM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A WEAK STATIONARY FRONT TO THE SOUTH WILL LIFT BACK NORTH THROUGH
THE REGION AS A WARM FRONT OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY. THIS 
WILL BRING INCREASING MOISTURE LEVELS BACK INTO THE AREA ALONG WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW BANDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS OVERNIGHT. 

HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OVER THE WEEKEND INTO NEXT
WEEK WITH AFTERNOON SHOWERS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY INTO MONDAY
AS DEEPER MOISTURE WORKS NORTHWARD AROUND THE UPPER RIDGE. THE BEST 
CHANCES FOR RAINFALL WILL BE OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

VAZ018-300915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
754 PM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           0            60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          61           86           65           85           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           45           92           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        LGT/VAR      S  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  5         LGT/VAR      SW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION       1            0                         4            
PRECIP BEGIN          10 PM        2 PM                      8 AM         
PRECIP END            3 AM         6 PM                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5650                      5850         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 14                      SW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 79100                     81900        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   2            2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             24 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  40 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  49 GEN GOOD  1 VERY POOR  38 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            8            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        8            2            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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