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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
334 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL WORK NORTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT
INTO SATURDAY FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT. THE COLD FRONT WILL HANG
UP JUST SOUTH OF US SATURDAY NIGH INTO MONDAY. THIS WILL KEEP OUR
AREA IN AN UNSETTLED PATTERN THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND...WITH 
WETTING RAINFALL EACH DAY. THE COMBINATION OF RELATIVELY LOW MIXING 
HEIGHTS AND LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS WILL CREATE FAIR TO POOR VENTILATION 
AND DISPERSION THROUGH THE PERIOD. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL 
BE ABOVE 50 PERCENT FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

VAZ024-040915-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
334 PM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           50           50           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          63           80           62           79           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           60           99           58           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        LGT/VAR      W  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  5         LGT/VAR      SE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.40         0.16         0.10         0.15         
PRECIP DURATION       6            2            2            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5170                      4320         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  8                      S  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 41360                     25920        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             25 FAIR      21 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            9            6            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        9            3            8            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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