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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1030 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.

VAZ032-312115-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
1030 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           60           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          79           63           74           
MIN/MAX RH %          52           99           76           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  4         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.14         0.35         
PRECIP DURATION       1            3            11           
PRECIP BEGIN          2 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6380                      4260         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  9                      SE  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    57420                     34080        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             19 GEN POOR  54 GEN GOOD  24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              48 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       10           5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 81 PERCENT. EAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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