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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
330 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD EAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP ALONG
THE GULF COAST STATES FRIDAY NIGHT AND MOVE EAST-NORTHEAST OVER
THE CAROLINAS ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION SATURDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO RAIN
OVER THE PIEDMONT IN THE AFTERNOON.


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NCZ019-190930-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
330 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SNOW         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           90           
MIN/MAX TEMP          29           49           32           39           
MAX/MIN RH %          76           37           85           73           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.09         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            10           
PRECIP BEGIN                                    2 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3820                      2410         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  6                     S  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 22920                     12050        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            3            
ADI EARLY             3 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  7 POOR       
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  8 POOR       
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            5            5            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
64 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH
70 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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