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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
443 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC
REGION THROUGH SUNDAY...PUSHING A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT SOUTHWESTWARD
THROUGH THE REGION. BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THIS FRONT WILL BE LOCATED
ACROSS THE EASTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS INTO 
THE SOUTHEAST STATES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY THE
FRONT AGAIN TODAY WITH WARM...VERY HUMID CONDITIONS CONTINUING. BY
SUNDAY...ANY THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD BE CONFINED TO FAR SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA...WITH SPOTTY LIGHT RAIN AND/OR DRIZZLE IN EASTERN AREAS.
AS HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH EARLY
NEXT WEEK...DRIER...SEASONABLY COOL AIR WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION
FROM THE NORTHEAST RESULTING IN AN END TO THE DAILY SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM CHANCES THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK UNTIL A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST LATE IN THE WEEK.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT
SEVEN DAYS.

VAZ032-232115-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
443 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           40           40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          85           65           76           
MIN/MAX RH %          68           100          71           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  3        E  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      E  3         E  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.14         0.13         0.09         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4660                      3950         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  3                     E 10         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    13980                     39500        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  22 FAIR      25 FAIR      
ADI LATE              19 GEN POOR  13 GEN POOR  26 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            6            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            7            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH
THE NIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 60.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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