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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
319 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE 
APPALACHIANS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. DRIER AIR BUILDING IN FROM THE 
NORTHEAST WILL GRADUALLY ERODE THE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE CURRENTLY IN 
PLACE ACROSS THE FORECAST REGION. HOWEVER...LOW CLOUDS WILL LINGER 
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT...WITH PATCHY FOG DEVELOPING ACROSS 
PORTIONS OF THE PIEDMONT WHERE CLOUDS SCATTER OUT.

ABUNDANT SUNSHINE IS EXPECTED FOR SATURDAY...PUSHING RH VALUES AS 
LOW AS 40 PERCENT IN MANY AREAS. A FAST MOVING STRONG COLD FRONT 
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA ON SUNDAY. DRY AND COOL CONDITIONS ARE 
EXPECTED EARLY NEXT WEEK.

NCZ018-200930-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
319 PM EDT FRI SEP 19 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          52           74           52           75           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          55           96           52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  4        SE  3        LGT/VAR      NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  4        LGT/VAR      W  8         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            5 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6550                      4970         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  7                      W 17         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 45850                     84490        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             31 FAIR      23 FAIR      24 FAIR      47 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  57 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            7            5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            7            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE
THROUGH THE NIGHT. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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