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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
517 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA TODAY PROVIDING MAINLY
DRY WEATHER. A COLD FRONT OVER THE OHIO VALLEY WILL DRIFT ACROSS
THE REGION TUESDAY PRODUCING A WIND SHIFT...BUT LITTLE OR NO
PRECIPITATION.  THIS SAME FRONT IS EXPECTED TO STALL OVER THE REGION
WEDNESDAY...THEN BECOME THE FOCUS FOR SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BY THURSDAY AS A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE
MOVES FROM WEST TO EAST ALONG THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. 

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VAZ033-032130-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...ROCKY MOUNT
517 AM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          93           65           93           
MIN/MAX RH %          39           90           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      SW  4        W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  6         SW  3        W  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    11 AM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7920                      8440         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 17                     W 16         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    134640                    135040       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   2            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             31 FAIR      58 GEN GOOD  35 FAIR      
ADI LATE              85 GOOD      3 VERY POOR  79 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 90. MINIMUM RH
45 PERCENT. WEST 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
UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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