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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
341 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN CENTERED JUST OFF THE COAST OF THE CAROLINAS
THROUGH MOST OF THIS WEEK. CLOCKWISE FLOW AROUND THE HIGH WILL 
ADVECT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE INTO THE REGION. AFTERNOON ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED MAINLY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS ON
TUESDAY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS A POSSIBILITY. A BACKDOOR COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY AND INCREASE THE CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION OVER THE ENTIRE AREA. AFTER A LULL WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
CHANCES WILL INCREASE AGAIN ON THURSDAY WITH THE FRONT STILL IN 
THE PROXIMITY OF THE AREA. FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND...CONFIDENCE ON
DETAILS IS STILL LOW...BUT A LOW PRESSURE WILL TROPICAL ORIGINS 
MAY TRACK ONSHORE THE SOUTHEAST COAST AND PROGRESS SLOWLY TOWARDS
THE AREA AND STALL. IF THIS OCCURS...SOME PARTS OF THE AREA WILL SEE
AN INCREASED CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION...WITH SOME AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN
POSSIBLE.

&&

NCZ019-050915-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
341 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           20           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          52           80           54           79           
MAX/MIN RH %          92           41           89           46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  3         LGT/VAR      E  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            0            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         12 PM        CONTINUING   11 AM        
PRECIP END            10 PM        CONTINUING   10 PM        CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7930                      7340         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  7                      E  9         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 55510                     66060        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            4            
ADI EARLY             31 FAIR      10 POOR      30 FAIR      46 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  43 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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