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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
422 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...BECOMING VERY WINDY THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...

A FAST MOVING ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL SWING A COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE REGION THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  THE FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY...BUT SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHWEST 
FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATION ALONG THE 
FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

THE NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL INCREASE THURSDAY 
EVENING AND BECOME VERY STRONG AND GUSTY. GUSTS OVER 40 MPH 
CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE 
WEST THROUGH FRIDAY...BEFORE THE WINDS SUBSIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE NEXT APPRECIABLE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN/SNOW WILL COME 
WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. 

&&

NCZ018-290930-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
422 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        CLOUDY       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         SHOWERS      SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           70           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          19           45           21           33           
MAX/MIN RH %          90           43           91           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      SW  5        W 10G29      NW 21G42     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         SW  9G23     NW 18G41     NW 20G37     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.01         0.09         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            9            3            
PRECIP BEGIN                       12 PM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   5 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3280                      3730         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 24                     NW 43        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 78720                     160390       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            2            2            
ADI EARLY             3 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  27 FAIR      92 GOOD      
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  63 GOOD      92 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            4            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND
18. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 29 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 20 TO
25 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM
RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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