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

.DISCUSSION...
A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NORTHWEST...
BUT IT WILL BE UNABLE TO DISLODGE THE WARM AND HUMID AIR
ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE REGION. THIS WILL KEEP SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN OUR FORECAST THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY BUILD IN AND GIVE THE AREA A MOSTLY DRY
SATURDAY...BEFORE ANOTHER FRONTAL SYSTEM BRINGS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS BACK TO OUR FORECAST FOR SUNDAY. COOLER AND SOMEWHAT
DRIER CONDITIONS WILL THEN BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH THROUGH THE
FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK. MINIMUM RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN 
ABOVE 50 PERCENT THROUGH THE PERIOD. MIXING HEIGHTS WILL REMAIN 
FAVORABLE BUT RELATIVELY LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS WILL HINDER VENTILATION
RATES.

&&

VAZ034-290945-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
349 PM EDT THU MAY 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           40           40           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          64           84           64           87           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           58           96           46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  4        LGT/VAR      S  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.07         0.08         0.05         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1            1            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   1 AM         6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6030                      6260         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 12                      S 14         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 72360                     87640        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  12 POOR      33 FAIR      38 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  36 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  48 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            8            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            6            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 55 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
69 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 92 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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