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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
504 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NORTHWEST TONIGHT AND
CROSS THE MID ATLANTIC REGION THURSDAY.  SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.  DRIER AIR
WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BEHIND THE FRONT FRIDAY WITH A DAY OR TWO
OF DRY WEATHER...FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

MOISTURE WILL QUICKLY RETURN OVER THE WEEKEND WITH HEAT AND HUMIDITY
HELPING TO TRIGGER MORE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.  A STRONG FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO CROSS THE AREA LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.  THE BEST CHANCE
OF WETTING SHOWERS/STORMS WILL OCCUR WITH THIS FRONT...FOLLOWED BY COOLER 
TEMPERATURES FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

VAZ047-240930-
BUCKINGHAM-
504 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           60           50           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          69           85           62           85           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          63           100          44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      N  4         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.06         0.19         0.08         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            5            2                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   2 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4790                      5110         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  7                     W  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 33530                     25550        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            4            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             19 GEN POOR  7 POOR       32 FAIR      41 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  27 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            10           7            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        10           3            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 90.
MINIMUM RH 48 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 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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