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FNUS51 KRNK 221953
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
353 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED OVER THE
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY WITH A STATIONARY SURFACE FRONT
EXTENDING FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST...THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND
INTO THE MID ATLANTIC STATES. THIS FRONT WILL BE THE FOCUS
FOR PERIODIC ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS FROM THE OHIO VALLEY
INTO THE MID ATLANTIC TONIGHT. 

BY SUNDAY...A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA AND BE 
ON OUR WESTERN FRINGES. PRECIPITATION COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL 
GRADUALLY SUBSIDE AS DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WORKS ITS WAY INTO THE AREA 
BY EARLY NEXT WEEK. SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED
TO BE DRY. THE NEXT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION WILL BE WITH AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

VAZ044-230915-
PITTSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DANVILLE
353 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           50           40           30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          68           85           67           74           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          63           99           73           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  3        NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NE  3        LGT/VAR      NE  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.20         0.10         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       4            2            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3940                      3600         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE  9                     NE 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35460                     46800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       16 GEN POOR  33 FAIR      30 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      7 POOR       30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            9            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        9            3            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE
NIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST 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
60 PERCENT. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND.

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


 

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