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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
353 PM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE WILL COVER MUCH OF THE EASTERN UNITED
STATES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE
NORTHWEST LATE IN THE WEEKEND...THEN SOUTH OF THE AREA BY
MONDAY...RESULTING IN MORE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
INTO TUESDAY. COOLER WEATHER WITH HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

WINDS WILL BE WEAK WITH POOR MIXING ASIDE FROM ANY THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH SUNDAY. BEHIND THE FRONT SURFACE AND TRANSPORT WINDS WILL 
TURN TO THE EAST. THE MOST LIKELY DRY DAYS WILL BE WEDNESDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY. 

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NCZ018-300915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
353 PM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           20           30           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          55           78           57           77           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           49           99           55           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  4         S  3         S  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.01         0.02         0.26         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1            2            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         1 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            11 PM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7480                      7080         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 16                      SW 16        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 119680                    113280       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   3            2            3            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             29 FAIR      39 FAIR      57 GEN GOOD  27 FAIR      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  63 GOOD      6 VERY POOR  48 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            4            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            1            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
70S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 65 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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