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

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO SHIFT EAST OFF THE COAST THIS EVENING...
WITH SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS AROUND THE HIGH CARRYING ATLANTIC MOISTURE 
INTO THE HIGHER TERRAIN. SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL 
DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...SPOTTY AT FIRST...WITH COVERAGE INCREASING 
TONIGHT AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTHWEST. 

WIDESPREAD RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM
EARLY FRIDAY INTO SUNDAY. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE 
BETWEEN FRIDAY MORNING AND SUNDAY EVENING...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS 
ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE.

VAZ019-010915-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
415 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           80           70           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          60           73           60           78           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           74           99           69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  5         LGT/VAR      SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.05         0.34         0.13         0.17         
PRECIP DURATION       3            10           7            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          7 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4570                      4320         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  9                      S  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 41130                     21600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             39 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  10 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            7            8            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            10           5            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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