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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.

VAZ058-240930-
HALIFAX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH BOSTON
504 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           60           60           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          70           87           65           86           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          55           99           45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  4        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.20         0.08         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            5            3                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            4 AM         CONTINUING   2 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4940                      5160         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  6                      N  2         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 29640                     10320        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            4            4            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             29 FAIR      12 POOR      41 GEN GOOD  31 FAIR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      10 POOR      20 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            10           6            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        9            3            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.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. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 41 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. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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