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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1030 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
THE DEEP UPPER LEVEL TROUGH RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UNSEASONABLY COOL
WEATHER LATELY...SHOULD BEGIN TO DRIFT NORTHWARD AND WEAKEN TODAY.
THIS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO BE A FEW DEGREES WARMER TODAY THAN
YESTERDAY. RAIN AND A WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP
TEMPERATURES 15F COLDER THAN NORMAL FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND.

DEEPER MOISTURE RETURNS TO THE REGION BY THURSDAY NIGHT.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH
RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE BETWEEN FRIDAY MORNING AND SATURDAY MORNING.

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

VAZ014-312115-
MONTGOMERY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLACKSBURG
1030 AM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           40           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          77           59           72           
MIN/MAX RH %          51           99           73           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.08         0.27         
PRECIP DURATION       0            1            10           
PRECIP BEGIN          2 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7030                      4760         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  7                      SE 10        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    49210                     47600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            2            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  46 GEN GOOD  27 FAIR      
ADI LATE              46 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       10           4            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 78 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM
RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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