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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE NEAR THE GULF COAST
WILL KEEP NORTHWEST FLOW IN PLACE OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE END
OF THE WEEK. THIS WILL RESULT IN PERIODIC ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND
STORMS INTO SATURDAY BEFORE A COLD FRONT DROPS THROUGH FROM THE
NORTH SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE FOLLOWING THE FRONT SHOULD
BRING DRIER AND COOLER AIR INTO THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK.

VAZ047-220915-
BUCKINGHAM-
340 PM EDT THU AUG 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           50           50           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          69           88           68           82           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           57           100          64           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.07         0.34         0.14         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         10 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            5 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4560                      3030         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 13                     NE  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 59280                     24240        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            3            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      18 GEN POOR  9 POOR       7 POOR       
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      0 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            9            6            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            9            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 65 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE
NIGHT. PATCHY DRIZZLE. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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