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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
405 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...

WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES PASSING ALONG A COLD FRONT TO THE
SOUTH WILL TRIGGER A FEW SHOWERS...AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...
THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE A COOL WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES
IN FROM THE NORTH EARLY WEDNESDAY. COOL AIR WRAPPING AROUND THE 
HIGH WILL MAINTAIN RH VALUES HIGHER THAN 50 PERCENT THROUGH 
WEDNESDAY. THE HIGH WILL STRENGTHEN TO THE NORTH OF THE REGION 
THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK...KEEPING RATHER COOL BUT OVERALL DRY 
WEATHER IN PLACE.

NCZ019-170930-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
405 PM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        RAIN         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           20           20           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          57           71           54           76           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          71           100          50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.02         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   11 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4330                      5360         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  5                     N  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 21650                     26800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  17 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  12 POOR      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            8            8            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            3            10           2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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