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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.

VAZ022-010915-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
415 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           90           80           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          61           71           60           78           
MAX/MIN RH %          95           74           99           64           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      E  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  5        LGT/VAR      SE  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.13         0.52         0.16         0.19         
PRECIP DURATION       3            11           8            6            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3980                      4100         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  9                      SE  6        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35820                     24600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  17 GEN POOR  9 POOR       
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  13 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            7            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            9            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
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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