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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
348 AM 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.

&&

VAZ019-022130-
ALLEGHANY VA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON
348 AM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           30           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          87           62           87           
MIN/MAX RH %          49           100          49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.15         0.03         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          10 AM        CONTINUING   11 AM        
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   12 AM        CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    8510                      7560         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 12                     N 12         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    102120                    90720        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      41 GEN GOOD  26 FAIR      
ADI LATE              43 GEN GOOD  2 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            4            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. 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 IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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