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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
337 PM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. 
A STATIONARY FRONT WILL STRETCH FROM SOUTHEAST VIRGINA TO THE FLORIDA
PANHANDLW SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

DEEPR MOISTURE RETURNS TO THE REGION BY THURDAY NIGHT. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE THURDAY NIGHT INTO
SATURDAY. ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE BETWEEN 
FRIDAY MORNING AND SATURDAY MORNING. 

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

VAZ022-310930-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
337 PM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          54           84           61           76           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           38           89           65           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  3        LGT/VAR      SE  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.08         0.40         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            8            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7610                      5900         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  7                     SE 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 53270                     76700        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            4            3            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       19 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  48 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            8            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 70 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
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH
51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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