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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. 

&&

VAZ034-050930-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BEDFORD
351 PM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           30           0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          67           79           64           81           
MAX/MIN RH %          94           65           97           61           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  3        NE  4        E  4         NE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  3        NE  6        LGT/VAR      E  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.03         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       4            2                         1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING                8 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4380                      4430         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 10                      E  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 43800                     22150        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   3            2            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  26 FAIR      20 GEN POOR  8 POOR       
ADI LATE              7 POOR       33 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM
RH 61 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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