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

.DISCUSSION...

SPOTTY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM WILL DRIFT ACROSS THE AREA THIS 
EVENING...RESULTING IN HIT AND MISS RAINFALL WITH LOCALIZED ONE 
INCH AMOUNTS. BETTER COVERAGE WILL BE FOUND ACROSS THE PIEDMONT 
AND THE MOUNTAINS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460. THIS ACTIVITY IS 
DEVELOPING AHEAD OF A WEAK COLD FRONT DROPPING SOUTH ACROSS THE 
AREA TONIGHT. 

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE FRONT...WEDGING AGAINST 
THE APPALACHIANS TO BRING SOMEWHAT COOLER AND DRIER WEATHER FOR 
THE WEEKEND...ALTHOUGH SPOTTY SHOWERS WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE 
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND THE PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA...WHERE 
THE INFLUENCE OF HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS WEAKEST.

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. 

&&

VAZ032-050930-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...STUART
351 PM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           40           20           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           77           63           79           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           72           96           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  3        NE  4        E  3         NE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  3        E  6         LGT/VAR      E  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.26         0.09         0.01         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5030                      4550         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 12                      E  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 60360                     31850        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   3            2            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      24 FAIR      21 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              7 POOR       31 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

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

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


 

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