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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1037 PM EDT SAT JUL 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE MOVING OFF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC COAST WILL PUSH A COLD 
FRONT SOUTHWARD TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN ROUNDS OF 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THE UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TO 
AFFECT THE REGION FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...KEEPING A CHANCE OF 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORECAST THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF 
NEXT WEEK...AS TEMPERATURES BEGIN A GRADUAL WARMING TREND. THE 
COMBINATION OF RELATIVELY LOW MIXING HEIGHTS AND LIGHT TRANSPORT 
WINDS WILL CREATE FAIR TO POOR VENTILATION AND DISPERSION THROUGH 
THE PERIOD. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE ABOVE 50 PERCENT 
FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

VAZ023-050930-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
1037 PM EDT SAT JUL 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            80           80           70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          63           79           65           79           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           63           98           66           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  4        LGT/VAR      SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.36         0.46         0.29         
PRECIP DURATION                    7            11           9            
PRECIP BEGIN                       6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4450                      4460         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E  8                      S  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35600                     31220        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            4            4            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  10 POOR      33 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  32 FAIR      8 POOR       20 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            8            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 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 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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