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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
422 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

.DISCUSSION...

ANOTHER ROUND OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
TODAY. THESE STORMS WILL MOVE INTO THE CAROLINAS THIS EVENING WITH
THE PASSING OF A COLD FRONT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND
THE FRONT...WEDGING AGAINST THE APPALACHIANS TO BRING SOMEWHAT
COOLER AND DRIER WEATHER STARTING SUNDAY...ALTHOUGH SPOTTY SHOWERS
WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND THE PIEDMONT OF
NORTH CAROLINA...WHERE THE INFLUENCE OF HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS
WEAKEST.

THE WEDGE WILL BREAK MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. MOISTURE AND ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY ALONG
WITH A BETTER CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT.

&&

VAZ022-052130-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
422 AM EDT SAT SEP 5 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           20           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          79           62           78           
MIN/MAX RH %          64           98           62           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  3        E  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  5         LGT/VAR      E  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            0            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   9 PM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4640                      5010         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 10                      E  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    46400                     30060        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   2            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  17 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              29 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  20 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
62 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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