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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
416 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH OUR AREA BY EARLY THIS 
AFTERNOON. STRONG TRANSPORT WINDS AT 25 TO 35 MPH IN THE MOUNTAINS
CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY...BEFORE DIMINISHING THIS EVENING.

IN THE WAKE OF THIS FRONT...DRY CONDITIONS...LOWER HUMIDITY LEVELS
AND COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL BE FELT THROUGH THURSDAY.
RAIN CHANCES AND HUMIDITY LEVELS INCREASE LATE IN THE WEEK AND INTO 
THE WEEKEND...AS ATLANTIC MOISTURE IS PULLED INTO OUR AREA AND A 
SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL SYSTEMS MOVE OVER OUR REGION
FROM THE SOUTH.

VAZ022-282130-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
416 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          83           55           79           
MIN/MAX RH %          39           93           39           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W 12G26      NW  8G20     NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 14G25     NW  5        NW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7300                      7330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 22                     NW 12        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    160600                    87960        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             92 GOOD      71 GOOD      72 GOOD      
ADI LATE              90 GOOD      13 GEN POOR  72 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM
RH 64 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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