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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
312 PM EST THU NOV 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY UP TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS 
AND COLDER AIR MOVING IN KEEPS A DEEPER MIXED LAYER OVER THE 
REGION...AND GENERATES SOME SNOW SHOWERS ALONG THE FAR WESTERN 
SLOPES OF THE BLUE RIDGE. QUIET AND DRY WEATHER IS ON TAP FOR 
THE WEEKEND...BUT CONDITIONS WILL GET WINDY FOR SUNDAY AND SUNDAY 
NIGHT...ESPECIALLY ON THE RIDGES...AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES OFF TO 
OUR SOUTHEAST AND LOW LEVEL WINDS INCREASE ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE 
HIGH FROM THE SOUTHWEST.

&&

NCZ019-280930-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
312 PM EST THU NOV 27 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          24           43           28           53           
MAX/MIN RH %          72           36           80           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7        NW  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        W  3         LGT/VAR      SW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3270                      3000         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 14                     SW 15        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 45780                     45000        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  42 GEN GOOD  5 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              15 GEN POOR  21 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM
RH 63 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
67 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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