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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
355 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL GRADUALLY END TONIGHT AS COOLER AND 
DRIER AIR FILTERS INTO THE REGION BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE DRIER AIR 
IS EXPECTED TO LINGER OVER THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT BEFORE 
WARMER AND MOISTER AIR BEGINS TO SPREAD BACK INTO THE AREA FROM THE 
SOUTHWEST OVER THE WEEKEND...ONCE AGAIN INCREASING THE THREAT FOR 
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS. 

ANOTHER MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL THEN CROSS THE AREA ON MONDAY. THE 
BEST CHANCE OF WETTING STORMS WILL OCCUR ALONG AND AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...
MAINLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY...FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES 
THAT WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

VAZ019-250930-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
355 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           0            0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          59           79           59           86           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          53           97           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  4         LGT/VAR      SW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.05         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                      0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                   2 PM         
PRECIP END            1 AM                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5480                      5920         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  8                     SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 43840                     76960        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             23 FAIR      22 FAIR      47 GEN GOOD  31 FAIR      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  52 GEN GOOD  2 VERY POOR  39 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            7            3            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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