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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
356 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL LIFT NORTH ALONG THE APPALACHIANS 
SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...BRINGING A GREATER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND A FEW 
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE REGION. UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN 
STRENGTHEN AND KEEP US IN A RATHER STAGNANT PATTERN...WITH A CHANCE FOR 
AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE 
WEEK. WIDESPREAD WETTING RAINFALL IS NOT EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL 
DAYS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE ON THE INCREASE WITH VALUES 
AT OR ABOVE 50 PERCENT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. DISPERSION AND 
VENTILATION WILL BE AVERAGE WITH THE LIMITING FACTOR BEING RELATIVELY 
LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS.

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VAZ018-300915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NEW CASTLE
356 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            30           30           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          61           81           60           83           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           52           99           54           
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         0.01         0.11         0.07         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                       11 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6570                      6740         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  7                      SE  3        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 45990                     20220        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            2            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             42 GEN GOOD  16 GEN POOR  34 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            7            5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY 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. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 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 LOWER 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
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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