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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
436 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY...MAINTAINING 
COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. ANOTHER ROUND OF SPOTTY SHOWER 
ACTIVITY WILL DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH ONLY LIGHT 
WETTING RAINFALL AMOUNTS WHERE THEY OCCUR. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE 
LESS THAN 10 MPH FOR MOST OF THE REGION...WITH HIGHER SPEEDS 
ALONG THE RIDGES.

FROM THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND...THE UPPER TROUGH WILL SHIFT 
WEST TOWARD THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR 
ATLANTIC MOISTURE TO MAKE ITS WAY BACK INTO THE AREA AND BRING 
AN INCREASE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS. FRIDAY WILL BE THE DAY WITH 
THE BEST CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND 
THUNDERSTORMS. 

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL BY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

VAZ043-302130-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
436 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          84           56           85           
MIN/MAX RH %          35           100          42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    1                         
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 PM                      
PRECIP END                         1 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7180                      6270         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  7                     SW  6        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    50260                     37620        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             19 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      11 POOR      
ADI LATE              48 GEN GOOD  0 VERY POOR  26 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            4            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT.
NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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