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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
423 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...
THE AREA WILL BE IN A HUMID AND VERY WARM AIRMASS TODAY...WITH
WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FORMING IN THE AFTERNOON.
A COLD FRONT ARRIVES THURSDAY WITH A BETTER THREAT OF SHOWERS AND
STORMS. DRIER AIR FOLLOWS THE FRONT FOR THE END OF THE WEEK AS HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS IN ON NORTHWEST WINDS. MOISTURE SHOULD RETURN AGAIN
OVER THE WEEKEND WITH MORE COMPLEXES OF SHOWERS AND STORMS POSSIBLE.

VAZ014-232115-
MONTGOMERY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLACKSBURG
423 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           30           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          89           66           80           
MIN/MAX RH %          47           100          62           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  3         LGT/VAR      W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.05         0.06         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          11 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7370                      5250         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 10                     W 13         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    73700                     68250        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             35 FAIR      37 FAIR      25 FAIR      
ADI LATE              34 FAIR      8 POOR       37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       10           4            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. WEST 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 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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