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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
500 AM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT TRAILED FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO A LOW OVER THE
SOUTHERN PLAINS EARLY THIS MORNING. THIS LOW WILL TRACK NORTHEAST
AND WILL PUSH A STRONG COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. MUCH
COLDER AIR WILL BE MOVING IN BEHIND THE COLD FRONT FOR THIS
WEEKEND. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY FROM THE SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD
THE FRONT. STRONG GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT
AND FRIDAY. 

MUCH COLDER WEATHER RETURNS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. SOME MOUNTAIN 
SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH 
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. 

&&

NCZ018-262115-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
500 AM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           80           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          66           35           43           
MIN/MAX RH %          56           89           46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  5        W  7G19      NW  9G22     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  8        NW 11G23     NW  9G21     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.19         0.06         
PRECIP DURATION       1            9            3            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5300                      5960         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 18                     NW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    95400                     83440        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            
ADI EARLY             41 GEN GOOD  28 FAIR      44 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              45 GEN GOOD  30 FAIR      41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE
MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 24 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM
RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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