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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC
REGION THROUGH SUNDAY...PUSHING A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT SOUTHWESTWARD
THROUGH THE REGION. BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THIS FRONT WILL BE LOCATED
ACROSS THE EASTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS INTO 
THE SOUTHEAST STATES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY THE
FRONT AGAIN TODAY WITH WARM...VERY HUMID CONDITIONS CONTINUING. BY
SUNDAY...ANY THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD BE CONFINED TO FAR SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA...WITH SPOTTY LIGHT RAIN AND/OR DRIZZLE IN EASTERN AREAS.
AS HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH EARLY
NEXT WEEK...DRIER...SEASONABLY COOL AIR WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION
FROM THE NORTHEAST RESULTING IN AN END TO THE DAILY SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM CHANCES THROUGH MUCH OF NEXT WEEK UNTIL A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST LATE IN THE WEEK.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT
SEVEN DAYS.

VAZ043-232130-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
1030 AM EDT SAT AUG 23 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           60           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          85           67           77           
MIN/MAX RH %          65           100          69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  3        NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  3        NE  3        NE  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.12         0.11         0.06         
PRECIP DURATION       3            3            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4140                      3600         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   E  6                      E 10         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    24840                     36000        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   2            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  27 FAIR      28 FAIR      
ADI LATE              24 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            6            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            8            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG THROUGH
THE NIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE THROUGH THE NIGHT. LOWS AROUND 60.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTH 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 55 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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