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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
331 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. A COLD 
FRONT TO THE NORTHWEST WILL SLIDE SOUTHEAST CROSSING THE AREA
DURING THURSDAY. ADDITIONAL SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE
EXPECTED ALONG THE FRONT INTO THURSDAY EVENING BEFORE DRIER AIR
SWINGS EAST. DRY HIGH PRESSURE FOLLOWS THE FRONT THURSDAY
NIGHT WITH MUCH LOWER HUMIDITY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
&&

NCZ001-300930-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WEST JEFFERSON
331 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           40           40           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          64           81           57           77           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           60           97           45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  3        NW  5        N  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NW  5        N  5         NW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.10         0.20         0.05         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       3            2            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   10 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4710                      5810         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  9                     NW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 42390                     52290        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             13 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  23 FAIR      39 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  29 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  39 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            8            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        8            3            6            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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