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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC
REGION THROUGH SUNDAY...PUSHING A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT SOUTHWESTWARD
THROUGH THE REGION. BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THIS FRONT WILL BE LOCATED
ACROSS THE EASTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS INTO 
THE SOUTHEAST STATES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY THE
FRONT AGAIN TODAY WITH WARM...VERY HUMID CONDITIONS CONTINUING. BY
SUNDAY...ANY THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD BE CONFINED TO FAR SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA...WITH SPOTTY LIGHT RAIN AND/OR DRIZZLE IN EASTERN AREAS.
AS HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH EARLY
NEXT WEEK...DRIER...SEASONABLY COOL AIR WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION
FROM THE NORTHEAST RESULTING IN AN END TO THE DAILY SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM CHANCES THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK UNTIL A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST LATE IN THE WEEK.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT
SEVEN DAYS.

VAZ020-232130-
BATH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOT SPRINGS
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           80           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          79           62           77           
MIN/MAX RH %          68           100          66           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      E  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.14         0.17         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION       6            4            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4590                      4920         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  2                      SE  6        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    9180                      29520        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       10 POOR      11 POOR      
ADI LATE              10 POOR      2 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            6            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            9            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE
NIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH THE NIGHT. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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