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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
345 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL MAINTAIN WARM AND MUGGY CONDITIONS THROUGH 
MUCH OF THIS WEEK. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL LIMIT INSTABILITY ON 
MONDAY...KEEPING SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY MORE ISOLATED TO 
WIDELY SCATTERED. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE PASSING ACROSS THE REGION 
ON TUESDAY WILL RESULT IN MORE WIDESPREAD WETTING RAINFALL. WINDS WILL 
REMAIN LIGHT...AND AFTERNOON RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 
40 PERCENT MOST LOCATIONS THROUGH MIDWEEK.

NCZ018-010915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
345 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           30           30           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          62           83           62           84           
MAX/MIN RH %          91           53           91           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  5         W  4         W  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  7         W  3         W  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.07         0.03         0.01         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION       2            3            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   10 PM        CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7990                      7080         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 17                      W 12         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 135830                    84960        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   4            3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            5            4            
ADI EARLY             23 FAIR      66 GOOD      39 FAIR      45 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  70 GOOD      3 VERY POOR  44 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            5            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM
RH 57 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. 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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