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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
555 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED JUST OFF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC COAST.
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IS OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED
STATES AND WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS EAST TOWARD THE APPALACHIANS. 
SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING TROUGH WILL TRANSPORT
MOISTURE NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO RESULTING IN AREAS OF
CLOUD COVER...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  INCREASING 
MOISTURE WILL ALSO PROMOTE HIGHER HUMIDITY MINIMUMS COMPARED 
TO THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS AND GREATER POTENTIAL FOR DEW FORMATION
AT NIGHT.

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NCZ005-262145-
ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDEN
555 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          84           65           83           
MIN/MAX RH %          52           99           56           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  3        S  4         SW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  5        S  5         SW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.01         0.14         
PRECIP DURATION       0            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          3 PM         CONTINUING   8 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5040                      4850         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 14                     SW 12        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    70560                     58200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             28 FAIR      28 FAIR      22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              41 GEN GOOD  5 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS AND A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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