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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
405 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE FORECAST REGION 
IN A RATHER STAGNANT PATTERN WITH ISOLATED AFTERNOON AND EVENING 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. A WIDESPREAD 
WETTING RAIN IS NOT EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. VENTILATION 
AND DISPERSION WILL CONTINUE TO BE HAMPERED BY RELATIVELY LIGHT 
TRANSPORT WINDS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL GENERALLY 
REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT THROUGH THE PERIOD.

&&

VAZ024-020915-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
405 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           50           50           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           88           63           87           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          52           99           48           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.10         0.09         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       0            1            2            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         10 AM        CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END            10 PM        CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7640                      6910         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  8                     N  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 61120                     48370        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            4            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      12 POOR      33 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  33 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  32 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            9            4            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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