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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
SPOTTY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE 
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING WEST 
OF THE APPALACHIANS ALLOWS A SERIES OF WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES 
TO DRIFT TOWARD THE AREA. SPOTTY RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE AROUND A 
TENTH OR TWO OF AN INCH WHERE RAINFALL DOES OCCUR. OTHERWISE...EXPECT 
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES UNDER LIGHT SOUTH SOUTHEASTERLY SURFACE WINDS 
THROUGH THE DAY. 

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NCZ018-302115-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BOONE
421 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          75           56           78           
MIN/MAX RH %          58           100          59           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.08         0.05         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          1 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5670                      5560         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 14                      SW  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    79380                     27800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             3 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      11 POOR      
ADI LATE              36 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  18 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            7            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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