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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
353 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS CENTERED OVER THE
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY WITH A STATIONARY SURFACE FRONT
EXTENDING FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST...THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY AND
INTO THE MID ATLANTIC STATES. THIS FRONT WILL BE THE FOCUS
FOR PERIODIC ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS FROM THE OHIO VALLEY
INTO THE MID ATLANTIC TONIGHT. 

BY SUNDAY...A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA AND BE 
ON OUR WESTERN FRINGES. PRECIPITATION COVERAGE AND INTENSITY WILL 
GRADUALLY SUBSIDE AS DRIER HIGH PRESSURE WORKS ITS WAY INTO THE AREA 
BY EARLY NEXT WEEK. SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT ARE EXPECTED
TO BE DRY. THE NEXT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION WILL BE WITH AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

NCZ018-230915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
353 PM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           60           50           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          64           81           61           73           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          65           100          78           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  4        NW  4        NW  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  4        NW  4        LGT/VAR      E  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.15         0.12         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       4            5            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4760                      3680         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 12                     SE  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 57120                     29440        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      18 GEN POOR  12 POOR      9 POOR       
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            9            8            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        9            3            9            5            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE
NIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND PATCHY DRIZZLE. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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