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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
446 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS NORTHEAST AND DEEPEN ALONG THE COAST THIS MORNING
BEFORE MOVING EAST OF THE VIRGINIA CAPES THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM WILL
BRING WIDESPREAD RAIN EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS AND ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE 
MOUNTAINS INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. 

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE FOLLOWING THIS SYSTEM COULD RESULT 
IN ANOTHER PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY 
BEFORE MUCH DRIER AND WARMER AIR ARRIVES OVER THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY 
NEXT WEEK. THE NEXT WEAK COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE
AREA BY THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

&&

NCZ018-262130-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
446 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         SNOW         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          70           80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          40           27           38           
MIN/MAX RH %          76           95           66           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        SW  3        W  8G18      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        SW  3        NW 11G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.40         0.08         0.07         
PRECIP DURATION       7            4            8            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4180                      5270         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 15                     NW 31        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    62700                     163370       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  9 POOR       57 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              33 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  78 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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