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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL STAY DRAPED ACROSS OUR REGION FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS. THIS WILL KEEP A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORECAST 
INTO THE WEEKEND...WITH WETTING RAINFALL LIKELY EACH DAY. THE COMBINATION 
OF RELATIVELY LOW MIXING HEIGHTS AND LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS WILL CREATE FAIR 
TO POOR VENTILATION AND DISPERSION THROUGH THE PERIOD. MINIMUM RELATIVE 
HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE ABOVE 50 PERCENT FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

NCZ018-030915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
340 PM EDT THU JUL 2 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           80           70           70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          60           75           60           75           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           67           100          59           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  4         W  5         W  5         W  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5         W  5         W  4         W  8         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.26         0.32         0.17         0.12         
PRECIP DURATION       3            8            6            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4780                      5600         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 13                      W 15         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 62140                     84000        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   3            4            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             28 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  27 FAIR      51 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              9 POOR       32 FAIR      22 FAIR      50 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            8            4            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            5            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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