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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
344 PM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE AND A DRY...COOL AREA OF
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. 

FROM THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND...THE UPPER TROUGH WILL
SHIFT WEST TOWARD THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. THIS WILL
ALLOW FOR ATLANTIC MOISTURE TO MAKE ITS WAY BACK INTO THE AREA AND
BRING AN INCREASE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS. FRIDAY WILL BE THE DAY 
WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. 

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL BY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

NCZ018-300915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
344 PM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          49           73           51           74           
MAX/MIN RH %          95           47           97           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        NW  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NW  3        LGT/VAR      SW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION       0                                      1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                   12 PM        
PRECIP END            8 PM                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7180                      5740         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  5                      SW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35900                     40180        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            5            5            5            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  15 GEN POOR  12 POOR      11 POOR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  19 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            5            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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