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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
316 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE NORTH
TODAY AND CROSS THE AREA OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY. ANTICIPATE
INCREASING CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND STORMS THIS AFTERNOON...THAT
WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY SATURDAY. COOLER AND SOMEWHAT DRIER
WEATHER IS EXPECTED TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE WEDGES DOWN THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
APPALACHIANS.

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. 

&&

VAZ023-042130-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...FINCASTLE
316 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           60           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          89           64           75           
MIN/MAX RH %          45           97           73           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  3        NE  3        E  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.21         0.16         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       2            3            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    8350                      4360         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  8                     E  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    66800                     21800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   4            4            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             13 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      10 POOR      
ADI LATE              27 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  19 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            3            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY 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 ABOVE NORMAL.  PRECIPITATION ABOVE NORMAL.


 

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