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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
342 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
THE DEEP UPPER LEVEL TROUGH RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UNSEASONABLY COOL
WEATHER LATELY...SHOULD BEGIN TO DRIFT NORTHWARD AND WEAKEN TODAY.
THIS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO BE A FEW DEGREES WARMER TODAY THAN
YESTERDAY. RAIN AND A WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP
TEMPERATURES 15F COLDER THAN NORMAL FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND.

DEEPER MOISTURE RETURNS TO THE REGION BY THURSDAY NIGHT.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH
RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE BETWEEN FRIDAY MORNING AND SATURDAY MORNING.

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

VAZ045-312115-
CAMPBELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LYNCHBURG
342 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           40           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          85           65           75           
MIN/MAX RH %          41           97           71           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         LGT/VAR      E  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.06         0.24         
PRECIP DURATION       0            2            8            
PRECIP BEGIN          3 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5930                      2570         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 12                      E  8         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    71160                     20560        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             24 FAIR      32 FAIR      7 POOR       
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       10           4            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 77 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 54 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
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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