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

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NORTHWEST TONIGHT AND
CROSS THE MID ATLANTIC REGION THURSDAY.  SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.  DRIER AIR
WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BEHIND THE FRONT FRIDAY WITH A DAY OR TWO
OF DRY WEATHER...FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

MOISTURE WILL QUICKLY RETURN OVER THE WEEKEND WITH HEAT AND HUMIDITY
HELPING TO TRIGGER MORE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.  A STRONG FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO CROSS THE AREA LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.  THE BEST CHANCE
OF WETTING SHOWERS/STORMS WILL OCCUR WITH THIS FRONT...FOLLOWED BY COOLER 
TEMPERATURES FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

VAZ018-240930-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
504 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           60           30           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          66           79           57           81           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           62           99           46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        LGT/VAR      NW  5        NE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        W  5         N  5         E  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.11         0.19         0.05         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            3            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   2 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4740                      4770         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 12                      SW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 56880                     33390        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            2            
ADI EARLY             39 FAIR      29 FAIR      32 FAIR      23 FAIR      
ADI LATE              10 POOR      34 FAIR      8 POOR       35 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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