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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
924 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.DISCUSSION...

FIRE WEATHER THREATS WILL REMAIN MINIMAL AS A WARM AND HUMID AIR MASS
CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION OVER AT LEAST THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. WINDS
WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES QUITE HIGH THROUGH
THE PERIOD AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT MAINTAINS A VERY SUMMER LIKE
PATTERN WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. A COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE
OVER THE WEEKEND WITH MORE SHOWERS POSSIBLE.

VAZ022-030915-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
924 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           0            0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           86           64           87           
MAX/MIN RH %          95           48           92           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  4         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NE  3        LGT/VAR      SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       3                                      0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                   2 PM         
PRECIP END            3 AM                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5950                      6130         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  6                     S  8         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35700                     49040        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            2            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             45 GEN GOOD  19 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  34 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
65 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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