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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1134 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
DRIER WEATHER WILL PREVAIL THIS AFTERNOON UNDER SUNSHINE AND A 
STEADY SOUTHWEST BREEZE AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THIS IN ADVANCE OF A CLIPPER
SYSTEM THAT WILL MOVE FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST INTO THE OHIO VALLEY 
BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON...THEN CROSS THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS TONIGHT AND MONDAY. 
THIS WILL BRING SOME LIGHT PRECIPITATION MAINLY IN THE FORM OF RAIN 
TO MOST LOCATIONS...WITH LIGHT SNOW AT THE VERY HIGHEST ELEVATIONS 
THROUGH MONDAY. COLDER AND BLUSTERY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR BEHIND 
THIS SYSTEM INTO MIDWEEK.
 
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NCZ019-252115-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
1134 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          53           36           48           
MIN/MAX RH %          43           90           59           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  3        S  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  4         LGT/VAR      NW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.03         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                    2            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                       8 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   4 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4000                      4650         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 15                      NW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    60000                     60450        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             24 FAIR      11 POOR      34 FAIR      
ADI LATE              54 GEN GOOD  6 VERY POOR  45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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