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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
452 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION TODAY PROMOTING MOSTLY 
CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS...FAIR WEATHER PERSISTING THROUGH THE 
FIRST HALF OF THE DAY FRIDAY.  WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY 
DETERIORATE FRIDAY EVENING AS A FAST MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM FROM 
CANADA MOVES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...AND TRIGGERING THE 
DEVELOPMENT OF A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF 
THE ATMOSPHERE AS IT CROSSES THE MID ATLANTIC REGION FRIDAY NIGHT 
AND SATURDAY. WINTER STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGH 
COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR 
WESTERN VIRGINIA VICINITY OF MOUNT ROGERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. 
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET WILL SEE THE GREATEST WINTRY IMPACT.

THE SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THIS WEEKEND WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A
HARD/KILLING FREEZE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO 
THE 20S. NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS.  

THE COLD OUTBREAK WILL LAST FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 DAYS...FOLLOWED BY
WARMING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK.

&&

NCZ002-302130-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
452 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          57           36           54           
MIN/MAX RH %          40           84           54           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  4        LGT/VAR      W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.03         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    3 PM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3760                      4880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  5                     SW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    18800                     43920        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             24 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              24 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...WINDY. RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM
RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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