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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
347 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SNOW SHOWERS WILL PASS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING...CHANGING TO 
RAIN IN THE WARMER AIR OVER THE SOUTHSIDE...AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM 
PASSES ACROSS THE APPALACHIANS FOR THE COAST DURING THE MORNING AND 
AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LIGHT. GUSTY 
WEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM 
WITH GUSTS RANGING FROM 20 TO 25 MPH...POSSIBLY A FEW 30 MPH GUSTS. 
UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY IN THE WEST...AND 
WILL END FRIDAY MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE PASSES OVERHEAD. SOUTHERLY 
WINDS WILL RETURN FOR SATURDAY...BRINGING A WARM UP FOR THE WEEKEND. 

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NCZ019-272130-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
347 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          48           24           44           
MIN/MAX RH %          48           73           35           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5G17     NW  8G21     NW  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 11G22     NW  6        W  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            1 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6360                      3540         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 22                     NW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    139920                    24780        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            4            
ADI EARLY             52 GEN GOOD  16 GEN POOR  46 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              72 GOOD      15 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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