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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
618 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED OFF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC COAST AND WILL
MAINTAIN A BROAD SOUTHERLY FLOW OF MOISTURE INTO THE REGION
THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK...A PATTERN THAT WILL FEATURE
WARM/HUMID SUMMERLIKE CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION TO THE HEAT/HUMIDITY...
THERE WILL BE A DAILY THREAT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR TODAY THE STORM POTENTIAL WILL BE MOST PRONOUNCED OVER THE 
MOUNTAINS...ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK COLD FRONT THAT WILL BE 
APPROACHING THE AREA FROM THE NORTHWEST.  ADDITIONAL LIFT FOR 
SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL ACCOMPANY AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE 
THAT WILL BE MOVING NORTHEAST THROUGH THE TENNESSEE VALLEY...
AND IMPACTING AREAS MAINLY WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

&&

VAZ032-282130-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
618 AM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           50           40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          84           62           83           
MIN/MAX RH %          53           97           56           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.06         0.08         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          12 PM        CONTINUING   10 AM        
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6460                      6520         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  5                      S  9         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    32300                     58680        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            4            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             19 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              21 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
64 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
64 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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