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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
422 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...

BACK DOOR FRONT EXITS THE AREA THIS EVENING...DISSIPATING OVER THE CAROLINAS.
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES IN FOR THURSDAY...FOLLOWED BY A STRONGER COLD
FRONT MOVING IN FRIDAY. THIS FRONT WILL BRING A ROUND OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. COOLER AND BREEZY WEATHER FOLLOWS SATURDAY.

VAZ022-012115-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
422 AM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         DRIZZLE      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          80           52           81           
MIN/MAX RH %          46           95           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7250                      7310         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  8                     SW  3        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    58000                     21930        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             6 VERY POOR  29 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              37 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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