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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.

VAZ013-010915-
PULASKI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RADFORD...PULASKI
415 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           90           70           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          60           72           60           76           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           74           100          68           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  4        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.53         0.11         0.16         
PRECIP DURATION       3            11           4            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4640                      4560         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  9                      S  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 41760                     13680        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             38 FAIR      23 FAIR      29 FAIR      8 POOR       
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  10 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            6            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            8            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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