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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
410 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALONG THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS WILL TRACK
NORTH ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE TODAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL KEEP LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAIN OVER THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH MUCH OF TODAY. A
BERMUDA HIGH WAS LOCATED AND WILL REMAIN IN THE WESTERN ATLANTIC
AND AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. BEING IN BETWEEN THESE TWO SYSTEMS...THE REGION'S WEATHER
WILL REMAIN UNSETTLED WITH A CONTINUING CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. BY MONDAY...WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE COULD BRING DRIER CONDITIONS FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

VAZ033-012130-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
410 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           80           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          72           60           77           
MIN/MAX RH %          75           100          70           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         NE  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  7        N  3         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.64         0.25         0.16         
PRECIP DURATION       12           7            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3260                      4340         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E 25                      SE  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    81500                     39060        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             46 GEN GOOD  40 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              56 GEN GOOD  9 POOR       24 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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