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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
343 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY 
KEEPING WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS IN PLACE. WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE
NORTHWEST. THIS COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY...RESULTING
IN MORE WIDESPREAD COVERAGE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. MUCH DRIER
AIR FOLLOWS THE FRONT FOR THE END OF THE WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
IN ON NORTHWEST WINDS. MOISTURE SHOULD RETURN AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND
WITH MORE COMPLEXES OF SHOWERS AND STORMS POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY.

VAZ043-230915-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
343 PM EDT TUE JUL 22 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           40           40           70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          67           93           69           87           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          46           94           55           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.02         0.01         0.27         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            3            8            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         8 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            3 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6130                      5490         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 12                      NW  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 73560                     43920        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   2            3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             19 GEN POOR  17 GEN POOR  37 FAIR      21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              0 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            10           4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        10           2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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