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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
315 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE WILL MAINTAIN A VERY WARM AND HUMID AIRMASS
ACROSS THE REGION TODAY INTO SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH
FROM THE NORTHWEST LATE IN THE WEEKEND...BEFORE PUSHING SOUTH OF
THE AREA BY MONDAY...RESULTING IN MORE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LATER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON. COOLER WEATHER
UNDER HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. 

WINDS WILL BE WEAK WITH POOR MIXING ASIDE FROM ANY THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH SUNDAY. BEHIND THE FRONT SURFACE AND TRANSPORT WINDS WILL 
TURN TO THE EAST. THE MOST LIKELY DRY DAYS WILL BE WEDNESDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY. 

&&

VAZ024-302115-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
315 AM EDT SAT MAY 30 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          86           62           84           
MIN/MAX RH %          43           99           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  4         SW  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  6         LGT/VAR      S  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.17         
PRECIP DURATION       0            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          2 PM         CONTINUING   8 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   5 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    8400                      7330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 18                      S 22         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    151200                    161260       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             41 GEN GOOD  79 GOOD      27 FAIR      
ADI LATE              82 GOOD      3 VERY POOR  71 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
58 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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