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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
653 PM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE ITS POSITION OFF THE COAST OF THE 
SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED 
SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL MAKE GRADUAL PROGRESSION TOWARD OUR REGION 
FROM THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY. THIS SCENARIO WILL PROVIDE FOR 
WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS...WITH INCREASING CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND 
STORMS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY.

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NCZ018-260915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
653 PM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           40           50           80           
MIN/MAX TEMP          57           74           57           73           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           61           100          67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  5         S  4         S  5         S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  4         S  7         S  5         S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.22         0.13         0.19         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            2            9            
PRECIP BEGIN          8 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5540                      5550         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 16                      SW 12        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 88640                     66600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   2            2            3            5            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             31 FAIR      46 GEN GOOD  42 GEN GOOD  18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              12 POOR      45 GEN GOOD  8 POOR       30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            8            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM
RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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