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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
953 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...

DRY HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
APPALACHIANS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY BEFORE SLIDING TO THE
SOUTH TONIGHT. THIS WILL MAINTAIN MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ALONG WITH
SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AGAIN TONIGHT. WARMER
TEMPERATURES AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN WILL BE
SUNDAY.

VAZ009-280915-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
953 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           20           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          57           86           59           87           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          46           97           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NW  4        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                       1 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6960                      6470         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  8                     W  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 55680                     32350        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  17 GEN POOR  24 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            10           4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        10           3            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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