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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1027 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...
CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO PROGRESS
ACROSS THE REGION FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. THIS PATTERN WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. BY SUNDAY...A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE THROUGH THE AREA AND BE ON OUR WESTERN FRINGES. AFTER THIS
TIME...PRECIPITATION COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE
AS DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WORKS ITS WAY INTO THE AREA BY EARLY NEXT
WEEK.

VAZ018-222145-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
1027 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           60           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          81           63           84           
MIN/MAX RH %          63           100          60           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        W  7G17      NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7G18      NW  3        N  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.30         0.36         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION       7            6            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6610                      6700         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 26                     NW  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    171860                    53600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   4            4            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             46 GEN GOOD  73 GOOD      18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              79 GOOD      7 POOR       24 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE
NIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60.
HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST 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 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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