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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
344 AM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER TODAY THROUGH EARLY
TONIGHT. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG
THE GULF COAST STATES LATE TONIGHT AND MOVE EAST OVER THE SOUTHEAST
STATES ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS SATURDAY MORNING
BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR WETTING RAINFALL MONDAY
AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL
USHER IN MUCH DRIER AIR ALONG WITH WINDY CONDITIONS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.
&&

NCZ002-192115-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
344 AM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SNOW         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            30           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          42           30           38           
MIN/MAX RH %          39           79           72           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        NW  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  4        LGT/VAR      S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.01         0.05         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            6            
PRECIP BEGIN                       2 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3000                      2510         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  9                     SW  6        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    27000                     15060        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             30 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              30 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  11 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...RAIN...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 85 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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