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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.

NCZ003-240930-
SURRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DOBSON
504 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           60           40           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          68           84           63           85           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           62           100          49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      N  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      N  4         SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.06         0.16         0.05         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   2 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5100                      5270         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  6                      SW  6        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 30600                     31620        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            4            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             33 FAIR      15 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  26 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      10 POOR      45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            9            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        8            3            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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