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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
355 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL GRADUALLY END TONIGHT AS COOLER AND 
DRIER AIR FILTERS INTO THE REGION BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE DRIER AIR 
IS EXPECTED TO LINGER OVER THE AREA THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT BEFORE 
WARMER AND MOISTER AIR BEGINS TO SPREAD BACK INTO THE AREA FROM THE 
SOUTHWEST OVER THE WEEKEND...ONCE AGAIN INCREASING THE THREAT FOR 
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS. 

ANOTHER MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT WILL THEN CROSS THE AREA ON MONDAY. THE 
BEST CHANCE OF WETTING STORMS WILL OCCUR ALONG AND AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...
MAINLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY...FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES 
THAT WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

VAZ044-250930-
PITTSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DANVILLE
355 PM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          63           84           64           89           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          47           96           45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  4        LGT/VAR      SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            3 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6010                      5290         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  6                      SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 36060                     68770        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   4            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             13 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  32 FAIR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            8            3            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            2            6            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.
MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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