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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
417 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...

DRY HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
APPALACHIANS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY BEFORE SLIDING TO THE
SOUTH TONIGHT. THIS WILL MAINTAIN MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ALONG WITH
SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AGAIN TODAY. WARMER
TEMPERATURES AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN WILL BE
SUNDAY.

VAZ022-272130-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
417 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          85           62           90           
MIN/MAX RH %          43           96           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        NW  3        NW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4670                      5900         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N  6                      NW  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    28020                     29500        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      7 POOR       17 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              23 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  18 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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