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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
135 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY...

A COLD DRY AIRMASS RESIDES OVER THE FORECAST AREA.  EVEN THOUGH
TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH TODAY...THE HUMIDITY WILL BE QUITE 
DRY WITH AFTERNOON MINIMUMS IN THE TEENS. MODEST NORTHWEST WINDS
OF 5 TO 15 MPH WILL DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

HIGH PRESSURE WHICH IS CENTERED OVER THE REGION TODAY...WILL MOVE
SOUTHEAST AND OFF THE COAST TONIGHT. MEANWHILE...AN AREA OF LOW 
PRESSURE WILL BE DEVELOPING OVER KANSAS.  THIS LOW WILL TRACK EAST 
PASSING JUST NORTH OF OUR REGION SUNDAY NIGHT.  CLOUDS FROM THIS 
SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD OUR REGION TONIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH A PERIOD
OF WETTING RAIN SUNDAY NIGHT.  SOME WINTRY MIX IS POSSIBLE ALONG
THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR...BUT THIS WILL PRIMARILY BE A RAIN
EVENT FOR THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS...RAIN AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER TO
A HALF INCH.   

&&

NCZ018-312115-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
135 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          42           23           46           
MIN/MAX RH %          19           64           45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  8G27      W  3         SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7         LGT/VAR      SW  7G17     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.05         
PRECIP DURATION                                 2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    12 PM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3580                      2660         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 14                      SW 28        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    50120                     74480        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            5            5            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  7 POOR       11 POOR      
ADI LATE              31 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  49 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...BREEZY. RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 20S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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