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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
642 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER NEW ENGLAND WILL MAINTAIN CONTROL OF WEATHER
CONDITIONS ON FRIDAY WITH A FAIRLY COOL EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS
THE REGION...AND MODERATE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS...
GENERALLY IN THE LOW OR MID 40S BY AFTERNOON. INCREASING
HIGH CLOUDS DURING THE DAY WILL HELP KEEP TEMPERATURES ON THE
COOL SIDE REACHING THE 50S TO LOW 60S BY AFTERNOON.

LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP LATER FRIDAY ALONG THE GULF COAST
AND TRACK TOWARD THE SOUTH ATLANTIC COAST. MOISTURE FROM 
THIS SYSTEM WILL PUSH RAPIDLY NORTH FRIDAY NIGHT AND INTO 
SATURDAY WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF MEASURABLE RAINFALL ACROSS 
THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA MUCH
OF SATURDAY. THE NORTH MAY REMAIN DRY BUT CLOUDY WITH EASTERLY
FLOW PERSISTING.

THE LOW IS FORECAST TO MOVE OFF THE COAST BY SUNDAY...WITH
HIGH PRESSURE AND CLEARING SKIES  BUILDING BACK IN ACROSS THE AREA. 
OUR NEXT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL COME TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT
WHEN A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION.

NCZ018-180915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
642 PM EDT THU APR 17 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            70           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          31           58           40           60           
MAX/MIN RH %          91           37           95           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  3        LGT/VAR      NE  3        E  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.19         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                 6            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4620                      5430         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE  6                     NE 21        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 27720                     114030       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             31 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  40 FAIR      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  18 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  68 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            6            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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