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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
311 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST
TONIGHT AND REMAIN ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE AREA INTO SATURDAY
KEEPING MAINLY DRY WEATHER IN PLACE. A WEAK UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL SLIDE NORTH ALONG THE APPALACHIANS SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY BRINGING BETTER CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND STORMS...MAINLY TO
THE MOUNTAINS INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. HIGH PRESSURE STRENGTHENS IN
THE WAKE OF THIS FEATURE RESULTING IN DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER BY
THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. 
&&

VAZ024-280915-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
311 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          55           82           57           85           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          45           100          46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  3         LGT/VAR      S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6070                      6880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  9                      SW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 54630                     61920        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  16 GEN POOR  27 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  36 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  39 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            10           4            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        8            2            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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