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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
555 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED JUST OFF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC COAST.
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IS OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED
STATES AND WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS EAST TOWARD THE APPALACHIANS. 
SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING TROUGH WILL TRANSPORT
MOISTURE NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO RESULTING IN AREAS OF
CLOUD COVER...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  INCREASING 
MOISTURE WILL ALSO PROMOTE HIGHER HUMIDITY MINIMUMS COMPARED 
TO THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS AND GREATER POTENTIAL FOR DEW FORMATION
AT NIGHT.

&&

VAZ024-262145-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
555 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           40           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          81           61           81           
MIN/MAX RH %          55           99           59           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  4        S  5         SW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  7         S  4         SW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.07         0.10         0.23         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            6            
PRECIP BEGIN          12 PM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5330                      5310         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 20                     SW 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    106600                    90270        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  49 GEN GOOD  26 FAIR      
ADI LATE              56 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  49 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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