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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
415 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO SHIFT EAST OFF THE COAST THIS EVENING...
WITH SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS AROUND THE HIGH CARRYING ATLANTIC MOISTURE 
INTO THE HIGHER TERRAIN. SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL 
DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...SPOTTY AT FIRST...WITH COVERAGE INCREASING 
TONIGHT AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTHWEST. 

WIDESPREAD RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM
EARLY FRIDAY INTO SUNDAY. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE 
BETWEEN FRIDAY MORNING AND SUNDAY EVENING...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS 
ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE.

NCZ005-010915-
ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDEN
415 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           80           70           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           74           65           80           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           75           100          67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      E  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      E  4         LGT/VAR      NE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.16         0.41         0.15         0.16         
PRECIP DURATION       3            10           7            6            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3230                      3990         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 10                      E  8         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 32300                     31920        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            4            
ADI EARLY             35 FAIR      21 FAIR      23 FAIR      25 FAIR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  20 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            5            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            9            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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