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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
329 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST U.S. 
THROUGH THE WEEKEND WHILE DEEP LOW PRESSURE SLIDES EAST AND
OFFSHORE THE GEORGIA COAST ON SATURDAY. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM
WILL BRING AN INCREASINGLY MOIST EASTERLY FLOW TO THE REGION 
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY WITH LIGHT RAIN SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN 
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA LATE THIS EVENING...CONTINUING 
INTO SATURDAY. AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST OF THE
REGION SUNDAY...HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN WITH DRIER 
CONDITIONS...WHICH SHOULD LAST INTO MONDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL 
BRING A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME THUNDERSTORMS
TO THE REGION TUESDAY.

WITH RESPECT TO PRESCRIBED BURNS...CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
LESS THAN IDEAL THROUGH SATURDAY WITH INCREASING LOW-LEVEL 
MOISTURE...CHANCES FOR RAIN GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 460...AND
EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW. IMPROVED CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY
AND MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE...SUNSHINE...AND DRIER CONDITIONS
RETURN TO THE AREA. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED INTO NEXT WEEK AT THIS TIME.

NCZ018-190915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
329 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           70           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           54           41           63           
MAX/MIN RH %          89           60           76           39           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  7        NE  5        E  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  4        NE  9        E  4         E  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.07         0.04         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            5                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3860                      4760         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 16                      SE  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 61760                     33320        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            2            3            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  32 FAIR      24 FAIR      36 FAIR      
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  39 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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