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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1259 PM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE
END OF THE WEEK. UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES TRACKING THROUGH THE
RIDGING WILL RESULT IN WIDELY SCATTERED MAINLY DIURNAL SHOWERS
AND STORMS INTO FRIDAY. A WEAK BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL DROP
SOUTH THROUGH THE AREA BY THE END OF WEEK BRINGING SOMEWHAT DRIER
AND COOLER AIR FOR THE WEEKEND.

OTHERWISE A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN IS NOT EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS. VENTILATION AND DISPERSION WILL CONTINUE TO BE
HAMPERED BY RELATIVELY LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES WILL GENERALLY REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT THROUGH THE
PERIOD.

&&

VAZ018-022115-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...NEW CASTLE
1259 PM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          86           62           87           
MIN/MAX RH %          50           100          50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  3        NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        LGT/VAR      NW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.06         0.03         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       1            0            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          1 PM         CONTINUING   11 AM        
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   8 PM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    8510                      8260         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  9                     N 12         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    76590                     99120        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             23 FAIR      24 FAIR      23 FAIR      
ADI LATE              32 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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