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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
413 AM EDT WED AUG 5 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDS FROM SOUTHERN VIRGINIA...WEST TO 
MISSOURI. THIS EAST-WEST ORIENTED FRONT WILL BECOME THE FOCUS FOR 
NUMEROUS TO WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR THURSDAY 
AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE RIPPLES EAST ALONG THE FRONT.

TODAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY THIS WEEK WITH MINIMUM RH UNDER 
50 PERCENT.  RH VALUES FOR THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
SHOULD REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT WITH AN OPPORTUNITY FOR
WETTING SHOWERS.  POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR A WIDESPREAD 
HALF /0.50/ TO ONE INCH /1.00/ OF RAIN FROM THURSDAY 
INTO FRIDAY.

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NCZ018-052115-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BOONE
413 AM EDT WED AUG 5 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           50           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          82           62           73           
MIN/MAX RH %          47           93           77           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  4        W  3         S  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         NW  3        SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.05         0.12         0.28         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            7            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5890                      5440         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  7                     S 13         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    41230                     70720        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            3            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  16 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              21 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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