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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
348 PM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL STALL ACROSS THE CAROLINAS WEDNESDAY. 
THIS WILL BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE 
REGION THROUGH MIDWEEK. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED 
TO FORM ALONG THE FRONT THURSDAY AND MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS 
THE MID ATLANTIC REGION FRIDAY...WITH A MUCH BETTER CHANCE 
WIDESPREAD WETTING RAINFALL ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL INCREASE TO GREATER THAN 
50 PERCENT AREAWIDE BY THURSDAY. VENTILATION RATES AND DISPERSION
WILL BE GOOD THROUGH TOMORROW WITH A TYPICAL DIURNAL BIAS...BUT 
MIXING HEIGHTS WILL BE LOWERING BY THURSDAY.

&&

VAZ033-050930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...ROCKY MOUNT
348 PM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           30           30           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          67           91           64           86           
MAX/MIN RH %          94           43           96           52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         W  3         NW  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  3         W  4         LGT/VAR      SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.03         0.02         0.15         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         12 PM        CONTINUING   8 AM         
PRECIP END            9 PM         CONTINUING   1 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6130                      5850         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 15                      S 15         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 91950                     87750        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            3            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             57 GEN GOOD  37 FAIR      29 FAIR      17 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  48 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  48 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM
RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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