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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
728 PM EDT MON JUL 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A DIFFUSE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL REMAIN IN THE AREA FOR MOST OF
THE WEEK... KEEPING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN OUR
FORECAST. PRECIPITATION THROUGH THIS EVENING WILL BE MORE
WIDESPREAD THAN IN RECENT DAYS...AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS. HOWEVER...A WIDESPREAD
WETTING RAIN IS NOT LIKELY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. 

A STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH ON THURSDAY AND ALLOW HIGH 
PRESSURE TO BUILD IN FOR THE WEEKEND. LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS WILL MAKE 
FOR LOW VENTILATION RATES AND DISPERSION. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY 
VALUES WILL GENERALLY REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD.

&&

VAZ018-280915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NEW CASTLE
728 PM EDT MON JUL 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           40           40           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           86           66           88           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           53           97           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         0.06         0.07         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            2            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 PM         10 AM        CONTINUING   8 AM         
PRECIP END            4 AM         CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6230                      6330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  5                     SE  6        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 31150                     37980        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             30 FAIR      20 GEN POOR  26 FAIR      21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  34 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            8            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 70. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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