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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
445 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
EXPECT LIGHT WINDS AND DECREASING CLOUD COVER THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON 
AS HIGH PRESSURE CONTROLS THE WEATHER PATTERN. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT 
EAST THROUGH THE DAY...AND BEGIN BUILDING SOUTHWARD ACROSS NEW ENGLAND 
AND THE MID ATLANTIC TONIGHT TO WEDGE AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE 
APPALACHIANS. WETTING PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY 
LATE TONIGHT AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST AND 
PUSHES NORTHEAST. AREAS OF THE MOUNTAINS CAN EXPECT RAIN...FREEZING 
RAIN AND SLEET...WHILE MAINLY RAIN WILL FALL EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. 

A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY...
BRINGING RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE.

&&

NCZ002-212130-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
445 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ DRZL     RAIN         SLEET/RAIN   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          42           32           38           
MIN/MAX RH %          69           94           78           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.10         
PRECIP DURATION                    2            6            
PRECIP BEGIN                       6 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3110                      1810         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  6                      SE  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    18660                     12670        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       13 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              15 GEN POOR  10 POOR      11 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            6            6            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 80 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS
AROUND 30. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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