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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
348 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A STATIONARY FRONT WILL REMAIN STALLED OVER THE AREA THROUGH THIS 
UPCOMING WEEKEND. THIS FRONT WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR PERIODIC 
ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY...THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY OF THE SHOWERS AND
STORMS. THIS WILL ALSO KEEP RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ABOVE 50 PERCENT
FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE...AND RECOVERING CLOSE TO 100 PERCENT
AT NIGHT. THE FRONT SHOULD SHIFT BACK SOUTH OF THE AREA BRINGING 
A RETURN OF COOLER AIR FOR THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

VAZ023-210930-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
348 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           30           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          64           89           67           87           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           45           93           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  3         W  4         W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  6         LGT/VAR      W  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.05         0.07         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            2            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         9 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            11 PM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6100                      5320         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 15                     NW 16        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 91500                     85120        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      24 FAIR      29 FAIR      24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  47 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  46 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            9            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. NORTHWEST 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 MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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