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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
555 AM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...

SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL BE ISOLATED AFTER SUNRISE TODAY AS AN UPPER 
LEVEL DISTURBANCE EXITS THE REGION. HOWEVER...LOW CLOUDS AND COOL 
MOIST CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY...KEEPING MINIMUM 
RH VALUES ABOVE 60 PERCENT AREAWIDE. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO 
THE REGION THIS EVENING FROM THE MIDWEST...SHIFTING WINDS MORE 
NORTHWESTERLY AND BRINGING DRYING CONDITIONS. 

INCREASED SUNSHINE AND BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED FOR 
MONDAY AND TUESDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PASSING ACROSS THE 
SOUTHEAST STATES THREATENS TO BRING MORE RAIN AND OTHERWISE 
UNFAVORABLE BURNING CONDITIONS FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

&&

NCZ018-262115-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
555 AM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           20           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          57           36           54           
MIN/MAX RH %          67           83           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  9G23     NW  8G19     NW  9G24     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  8G17     NW  7G19     NW 11G26     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   11 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4830                      5800         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 16                     NW 23        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    77280                     133400       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  38 FAIR      56 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              35 FAIR      15 GEN POOR  62 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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