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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE CENTERED OVER PENNSYLVANIA WILL DRIFT SOUTHEAST AND
OFF THE DELMARVA COAST BY WEDNESDAY. THIS CYCLONE WILL STRENGTHEN
INTO A NOR-EASTER THAT WILL PELT NEW ENGLAND WITH HEAVY RAINFALL.
BACKLASH FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL BE FELT ACROSS OUR REGION THROUGH
THURSDAY IN THE FORM OF MOSTLY CLOUDY COOL WEATHER AND GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS. A MODERATING TREND WILL OCCUR OVER THE WEEKEND AS
THE STORM SYSTEM MOVES AWAY FROM THE AREA...REPLACED BY HIGH 
PRESSURE THAT WILL BRING WARMING CONDITIONS FOR THE WEEKEND...
AND POSSIBLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE LAST WEEK OF
OCTOBER.

&&

NCZ018-220915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
340 PM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          36           50           34           58           
MAX/MIN RH %          89           61           92           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 11G21     NW 12G26     NW 13G26     NW 11G22     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 11G21     NW 15G29     NW 12G23     NW 11G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   4 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2960                      2720         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N 31                      NW 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 91760                     46240        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            3            
ADI EARLY             73 GOOD      62 GOOD      63 GOOD      34 FAIR      
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      64 GOOD      17 GEN POOR  38 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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