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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
403 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER A POSSIBILITY SUNDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE MOUNTAINS
AND FOOTHILLS...

EXPECT A COLD FRONT TO SLIDE SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA BY LATE TONIGHT. THREAT
OF ANY WET WEATHER IS VERY LOW...WITH ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVER THE
MOUNTAINS OF WEST VIRGINIA...DOWN INTO THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGH COUNTRY.

THEN SUNDAY...WINDS WILL PICK UP OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AND GUST OVER 25 MPH
AT TIMES. COMBINED WITH DRIER AIR COMING IN...AND THE FACT THAT RAINFALL HAS
BEEN LIMITED THE PAST WEEK...FUELS WILL DRY OUT FASTER...AND THE POTENTIAL EXISTS
FOR ENHANCED FIRE DANGER OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

THE AIRMASS WILL BE STAYING DRY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK THOUGH THE FLOW TURNS MORE
SOUTHERLY...AHEAD OF THE NEXT FRONT TRACKING INTO THE REGION BY WEDNESDAY.

&&

NCZ018-252130-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
403 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          64           44           67           
MIN/MAX RH %          32           96           28           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        W  9G23      NW 14G28     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7         NW 10G22     NW 13G28     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    1                         
PRECIP BEGIN                       1 AM                      
PRECIP END                         6 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3400                      4130         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 13                     NW 30        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    44200                     123900       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            3            3            
ADI EARLY             6 VERY POOR  33 FAIR      59 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              33 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  67 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
66 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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