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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
350 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDED FROM OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST TO
SOUTHERN GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON WITH HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED FROM
NEW JERSEY INTO THE WESTERN CAROLINAS. LITTLE CHANGE IN THE
WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. SATURDAY THE WEDGE ERODES
AND THE COASTAL FRONT REMAINS TO THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH SUNDAY.

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE COULD BRING DRIER CONDITIONS FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NORTH ON WEDNESDAY AND 
THURSDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
MAINLY EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

VAZ033-020930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
350 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           40           50           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          60           76           61           82           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          72           100          57           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.18         0.09         0.15         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION       6            2            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3970                      3850         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E  6                      SE  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 23820                     19250        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            3            3            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             32 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  10 POOR      7 POOR       
ADI LATE              10 POOR      18 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  12 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            9            9            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        9            3            10           4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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