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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
439 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND OVER THE REGION THIS MORNING 
INTO THIS AFTERNOON. A WEAK COLD FRONT TRACKS SOUTHEAST INTO OUR 
AREA BY THIS EVENING...BEFORE STALLING ACROSS THE CAROLINAS AND 
WASHING OUT ON WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE SETS BACK UP OVER THE EAST 
BY FRIDAY WITH YET ANOTHER COLD FRONT MOVING TOWARD US THIS WEEKEND.

A MUGGY AND VERY WARM AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
WEEK. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON INTO 
WEDNESDAY AS A WEAK FRONT TRAVELS ACROSS OUR REGION.

VAZ022-022130-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
439 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           40           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          91           64           88           
MIN/MAX RH %          42           92           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  4         W  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  6         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2                         
PRECIP BEGIN          1 PM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   12 AM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7570                      7580         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 17                      W  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    128690                    37900        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             52 GEN GOOD  59 GEN GOOD  26 FAIR      
ADI LATE              74 GOOD      7 POOR       25 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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