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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
955 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALONG THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS WILL TRACK
NORTH ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE TODAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL KEEP LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAIN OVER THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH MUCH OF TODAY. 

A BERMUDA HIGH WAS LOCATED AND WILL REMAIN IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC
AND AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. BEING IN BETWEEN THESE TWO SYSTEMS...THE REGION'S WEATHER
WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED WITH A CONTINUING CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. 

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE COULD BRING DRIER CONDITIONS FOR MONDAY.

VAZ034-012115-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
955 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           80           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          72           61           77           
MIN/MAX RH %          73           100          67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        NE  6        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  7        NE  4        E  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.52         0.30         0.14         
PRECIP DURATION       12           7            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4780                      4450         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 26                      N  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    124280                    13350        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            2            
ADI EARLY             29 FAIR      57 GEN GOOD  13 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              62 GOOD      12 POOR      20 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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