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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
434 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PUSH ACROSS NEW ENGLAND THROUGH THE DAY...
SHIFTING WINDS FROM THE EAST DURING EARLY AFTERNOON...AND FROM 
THE SOUTHEAST DURING THE EVENING. THIS WINDFLOW WILL DRAW 
ATLANTIC MOISTURE INTO THE AREA...RESULTING IN SCATTERED CLOUDS 
AREAWIDE...AS WELL AS ISOLATED SHOWERS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND 
EVENING FOR THE MOUNTAINS. A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL 
SLIDE NORTH ALONG THE APPALACHIANS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...BRINGING 
BETTER CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND STORMS...MORE SO FOR THE MOUNTAINS.

&&

VAZ023-282200-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...FINCASTLE
434 AM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          83           59           85           
MIN/MAX RH %          45           95           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6640                      6860         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  7                      S  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    46480                     48020        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      22 FAIR      24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              41 GEN GOOD  1 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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