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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
348 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A SERIES OF WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL LIFT NORTH ALONG
THE APPALACHIAN CHAIN THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY MONDAY...BRINGING
A GREATER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS TO THE REGION. UPPER LEVEL HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN STRENGTHEN AND KEEP US IN A RATHER STAGNANT
PATTERN...MAINTAINING A CHANCE FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. A WIDESPREAD WETTING
RAIN IS NOT EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. VENTILATION AND 
DISPERSION WILL CONTINUE TO BE HAMPERED BY RELATIVELY LIGHT TRANSPORT 
WINDS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT
THROUGH THE PERIOD.

&&

VAZ018-310915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NEW CASTLE
348 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           30           20           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          62           82           61           84           
MAX/MIN RH %          95           54           100          52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            1            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   1 AM         6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5910                      6200         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  5                     SE  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 29550                     31000        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             25 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  17 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            7            6            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            9            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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