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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
955 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALONG THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS WILL TRACK
NORTH ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE TODAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL KEEP LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAIN OVER THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH MUCH OF TODAY. 

A BERMUDA HIGH WAS LOCATED AND WILL REMAIN IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC
AND AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. BEING IN BETWEEN THESE TWO SYSTEMS...THE REGION'S WEATHER
WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED WITH A CONTINUING CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. 

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE COULD BRING DRIER CONDITIONS FOR MONDAY.

NCZ006-012115-
CASWELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...YANCEYVILLE
955 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           60           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          76           66           80           
MIN/MAX RH %          74           100          69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  4        NE  5        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  5         NE  4        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.52         0.25         0.17         
PRECIP DURATION       9            4            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2480                      3360         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE 23                     SE  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    57040                     26880        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      39 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              45 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  21 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        3            8            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHEAST 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 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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