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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
342 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
THE DEEP UPPER LEVEL TROUGH RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UNSEASONABLY COOL
WEATHER LATELY...SHOULD BEGIN TO DRIFT NORTHWARD AND WEAKEN TODAY.
THIS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO BE A FEW DEGREES WARMER TODAY THAN
YESTERDAY. RAIN AND A WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP
TEMPERATURES 15F COLDER THAN NORMAL FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND.

DEEPER MOISTURE RETURNS TO THE REGION BY THURSDAY NIGHT.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH
RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE BETWEEN FRIDAY MORNING AND SATURDAY MORNING.

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

VAZ024-312115-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
342 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            40           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          83           62           73           
MIN/MAX RH %          38           89           71           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  4        LGT/VAR      SE  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.04         0.21         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            9            
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    8220                      4040         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  9                      S 13         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    73980                     52520        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            
ADI EARLY             30 FAIR      30 FAIR      11 POOR      
ADI LATE              38 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  29 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 77 PERCENT. EAST 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 77 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM
RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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