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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
915 PM EDT SAT AUG 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A MORE HUMID AIRMASS WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. A
STRONG UPPER SYSTEM WILL PUSH ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY SUNDAY WITH
SHOWERS AND STORMS MAINLY IMPACTING THE MOUNTAINS WITH A MORE
SCATTERED THREAT OVER THE PIEDMONT. FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK THE AREA
WILL SEE A SUMMER LIKE PATTERN WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON AND WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES. A COLD FRONT WILL
CROSS OVER THE REGION BY MID WEEK...WITH POTENTIALLY DRIER AIR
ARRIVING THURSDAY.

NCZ001-310915-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
915 PM EDT SAT AUG 30 2014

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           60           60           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          61           78           63           82           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          69           99           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  3         W  3         SW  4        W  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  5        W  4         W  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.14         0.09         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            3            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4740                      6280         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  8                      W 20         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 37920                     125600       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             50 GEN GOOD  13 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      51 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  27 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  74 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            9            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        9            4            6            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 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 56 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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