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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1151 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT BEFORE
PASSING ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY MORNING. SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF THE FRONT 
WILL ALLOW FOR AN INCREASE IN MOISTURE LEVELS ESPECIALLY AFTER MIDNIGHT WHEN
CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO PUSH ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. HOWEVER WETTING
RAINFALL FROM THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LIMITED WITH UP TO A TENTH 
OF AN INCH POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE LESS EAST
OF THE BLUE RIDGE WHERE ONLY SPOTTY SPRINKLES OR BRIEF SHOWERS APPEAR LIKELY. 
STRONG WEST NORTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT MONDAY AFTERNOON. 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FOR MIDWEEK. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF WETTING 
RAIN WILL BE TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK AS A STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHES. 

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NCZ019-300915-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
1151 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           60           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           63           35           66           
MAX/MIN RH %          82           34           71           30           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  4         W  4         NW  6        W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  5        NW  9G18     W  3         SW  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.06         0.04         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          3 AM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   1 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5840                      6530         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 24                     SW 23        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 140160                    150190       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             77 GOOD      43 GEN GOOD  97 GOOD      21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              14 GEN POOR  90 GOOD      5 VERY POOR  95 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            5            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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