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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
347 AM EDT SAT JUL 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH OVER US TODAY WITH LITTLE PRECIPITATION.
WINDS ALOFT INCREASE FROM THE WEST WHICH WILL BRING WARMER
TEMPERATURES TODAY. A COMPLEX OF STORMS WILL FORM ACROSS THE OHIO
VALLEY THIS EVENING AND MOVE TOWARD OUR MOUNTAINS BY SUNDAY
MORNING. SUNDAY WILL BE ACTIVE WITH A COLD FRONT MOVING IN TOWARD
THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS WITH GOOD COVERAGE OF STORMS OVER THE
MOUNTAINS AND SHENANDOAH VALLEY. THE FRONT WILL USHER IN COOLER
WEATHER AFTER MONDAY.

VAZ018-262130-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
347 AM EDT SAT JUL 26 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          86           66           87           
MIN/MAX RH %          43           91           48           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  4         W  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         W  4         SW  8G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.28         
PRECIP DURATION                                 5            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6590                      6010         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W  7                      SW 31        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    46130                     186310       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            2            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             30 FAIR      30 FAIR      51 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              39 FAIR      8 POOR       95 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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