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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
604 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A STATIONARY FRONT WILL REMAIN STALLED OVER THE AREA THROUGH THIS 
UPCOMING WEEKEND. THIS FRONT WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR PERIODIC 
ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING HOURS. HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY OF 
THE STORMS. THIS WILL ALSO KEEP RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ABOVE
40 PERCENT FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE...AND RECOVERING CLOSE TO
100 PERCENT AT NIGHT. THE FRONT SHOULD SHIFT BACK SOUTH OF
THE AREA BRINGING A RETURN OF COOLER AIR FOR THE WEEKEND INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

VAZ015-212130-
GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY
604 AM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          85           63           85           
MIN/MAX RH %          51           96           57           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  6        LGT/VAR      W  6         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  7        W  4         W  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.10         0.05         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          1 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6240                      5390         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 14                      NW 15        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    87360                     80850        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             60 GEN GOOD  31 FAIR      44 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              58 GEN GOOD  6 VERY POOR  49 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
THUNDERSTORMS AND PATCHY DRIZZLE. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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