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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM THE DELMARVA COAST...THROUGH THE
CAROLINAS AND INTO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS MORNING. THIS FRONT
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST TODAY AND TONIGHT. SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED 
THIS MORNING. UPSLOPE RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND 
SATURDAY MORNING IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATION
IS POSSIBLE AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS TONIGHT. 

HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY BEHIND THE FRONT. 

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NCZ019-272200-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          53           27           45           
MIN/MAX RH %          42           69           28           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  4         NW  7        NW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        NW  6        NW  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.19         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       4                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            2 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6720                      6440         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 12                     NW 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    80640                     109480       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            4            3            
ADI EARLY             48 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      71 GOOD      
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  76 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS
AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 25 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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