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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
326 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR
SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE. 

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT FOR
NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.

.DISCUSSION...

...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS INTO THIS EVENING...

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PERSIST IN THE WAKE OF A PASSING COLD
FRONT INTO LATE THIS EVENING. WIND GUSTS TO 45 TO 55 MPH WILL
OCCUR OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND AROUND 40 MPH EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE
INTO THE FOOTHILLS. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS OUR REGION ON
SATURDAY...FOLLOWED BY AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WHICH WILL MOVE
FROM OKLAHOMA SUNDAY...TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST MONDAY.

&&

NCZ019-310915-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
326 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          21           47           30           51           
MAX/MIN RH %          58           17           69           38           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  9G23     W  4         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6G18     W  3         LGT/VAR      S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                              1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 1 PM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3720                      3530         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 10                      SW 22        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 37200                     77660        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             34 FAIR      17 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              9 POOR       33 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  51 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            2            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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