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

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST WILL SLIDE SOUTH AND
REMAIN ABOUT OVERHEAD OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY. A WEAK UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL LIFT NORTH ALONG THE APPALACHIANS SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY AHEAD OF A WEAK COLD FRONT TO THE WEST. THIS FEATURE SHOULD
BRING INCREASING MOISTURE ALONG WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN IN THE WAKE OF
THIS FEATURE...RESULTING IN MORE DIURNAL NATURE SHOWERS AND STORMS
INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.
&&

VAZ024-290915-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
312 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          57           85           59           85           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           44           100          47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              0            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 2 PM         
PRECIP END                                                   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6220                      6960         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  9                     S  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 55980                     41760        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            5            5            
ADI EARLY             32 FAIR      29 FAIR      33 FAIR      12 POOR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  42 GEN GOOD  1 VERY POOR  26 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            7            3            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 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 51 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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