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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
245 PM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION TONIGHT
BEFORE SLIDING OFFSHORE SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. A COMPLEX
STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST 
SUNDAY...MOVING THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY
BRINGING WIDESPREAD RAINFALL. STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE POSSIBLE 
FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE WEST SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

UNSEASONABLY WARM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY IN THE WAKE OF 
THIS SYSTEM BEFORE A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH TUESDAY...RETURNING 
TEMPERATURES TO BELOW NORMAL LEVELS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 
THANKSGIVING WEEK.

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NCZ018-220915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
245 PM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           90           
MIN/MAX TEMP          21           50           34           51           
MAX/MIN RH %          78           33           92           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  3         S  3         SE 11G24     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  5         S  6G17      SE 11G24     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.48         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            9            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    2 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2900                      2580         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 15                     SE 39        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 43500                     100620       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            4            2            
ADI EARLY             2 VERY POOR  6 VERY POOR  5 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      11 POOR      68 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            5            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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