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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
958 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY...MAINTAINING 
COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. ANOTHER ROUND OF SPOTTY SHOWER 
ACTIVITY WILL DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH ONLY LIGHT 
WETTING RAINFALL AMOUNTS WHERE THEY OCCUR. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE 
LESS THAN 10 MPH FOR MOST OF THE REGION...WITH HIGHER SPEEDS 
ALONG THE RIDGES.

FROM THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND...THE UPPER TROUGH WILL SHIFT 
WEST TOWARD THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR 
ATLANTIC MOISTURE TO MAKE ITS WAY BACK INTO THE AREA AND BRING 
AN INCREASE OF SHOWERS AND STORMS. FRIDAY WILL BE THE DAY WITH 
THE BEST CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND 
THUNDERSTORMS. 

TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL BY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

NCZ019-302115-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
958 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          81           55           82           
MIN/MAX RH %          36           97           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    0            0            
PRECIP BEGIN                       7 PM         4 PM         
PRECIP END                         11 PM        CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7590                      6630         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W  6                      SW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    45540                     46410        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  22 FAIR      12 POOR      
ADI LATE              38 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. EAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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