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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
349 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...
ANOTHER COLD NIGHT WITH BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BE NORTHEAST OF THE REGION THURSDAY. TEMPERATURES
WILL MODERATE...BUT THE EASTERLY FLOW AROUND THIS HIGH WILL TEMPER
ANY SIGNIFICANT WARMUP AND TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL.

THE REGION WILL STAY IN A MAINLY DRY PATTERN ALTHOUGH A STORM
SYSTEM OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY WILL BRING
SOME INCREASE IN MOISTURE AND MAINLY IN THE FORM OF CLOUDS.

THE PATTERN WILL BE STAYING IN A COOLER REGIME WITH GENERALLY HIGH
PRESSURE TO THE NORTH OF US.

NCZ019-170930-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
349 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          27           59           35           61           
MAX/MIN RH %          82           26           91           38           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  4         NE  4        E  5         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) E  3         E  4         NE  3        E  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4330                      4100         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE 12                     SW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 51960                     28700        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            2            2            
ADI EARLY             33 FAIR      35 FAIR      33 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  39 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  32 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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