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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1256 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

.DISCUSSION...
UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA TODAY
THROUGH THURSDAY. A WEAK BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL DRIFT
SOUTH INTO THE AREA BY EARLY THURSDAY BEFORE DISSIPATING
BY THE END OF THE WEEK. MOISTURE AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL
LEAD TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON
AND MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS ON THURSDAY. 

DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST LATER THIS
WEEK WILL DRIFT NORTH BEFORE PASSING ALONG OR JUST INLAND
OVER THE CAROLINAS THIS WEEKEND. DRIER AIR TO THE NORTH
OF THIS SYSTEM MAY RESULT IN DECREASING SHOWER CHANCES FOR
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY BEFORE MORE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
STORMS RETURN SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AS MOISTURE INCREASES
WITH THE PASSING COASTAL LOW.

ASIDE FROM THE SCATTERED SHOWER THREAT AND WEAK TRANSPORT
WINDS...IT MAY STILL BE POSSIBLE TO FIND BURN WINDOWS TO
CONDUCT SMALLER PRESCRIBED BURNS THROUGH THIS UPCOMING 
WEEKEND.

THAT SAID...GREEN-UP IS WELL UNDERWAY WITH THE CANOPY 
CLOSING QUICKLY FOR ELEVATIONS UNDER 3000 FEET. THE HIGHER
TERRAIN...ABOVE 3KFT IS JUST BEGINNING TO FEEL THE EFFECTS
OF THE WARM WEATHER AND HIGHER SUN ANGLE.  THE PERSISTENT
WARMTH WHICH IS FORECAST THROUGH THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND
WILL LIKELY EXPEDITE THE GREEN-UP PROCESS AT THESE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS...BRINGING THE SPRING WILDFIRE SEASON TO A CLOSE.  

&&

VAZ007-062115-
TAZEWELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAZEWELL
1256 PM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           30           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          81           57           81           
MIN/MAX RH %          40           90           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.05         0.04         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          12 PM        CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   1 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    9600                      8420         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  5                     SE  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    48000                     67360        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             19 GEN POOR  24 FAIR      49 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              26 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  51 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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