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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1033 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL SLIDE EAST ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING BEFORE
STALLING OVER THE CAROLINAS INTO TONIGHT. THIS MAY BRING A FEW SHOWERS
TO WESTERN AREAS THIS MORNING AND ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN SECTIONS
THIS AFTERNOON. WEAK LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE FRONT MAY ALSO CAUSE
SHOWERS TO LINGER ACROSS THE SOUTH INTO TONIGHT BEFORE A COOL WEDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES INTO THE REGION LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK. THIS SHOULD KEEP HUMIDITY LEVELS MOIST INTO FRIDAY WITH PATCHY
DRIZZLE AROUND AT TIMES. THE HIGH STRENGTHENS ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST
BY THE WEEKEND WITH DRIER AIR WORKING IN FROM THE NORTHEAST BY SATURDAY.

NCZ019-162145-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
1033 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        DRIZZLE      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          83           56           72           
MIN/MAX RH %          51           100          66           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      N  3         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.02         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          8 AM         CONTINUING   7 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   4 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6630                      4600         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 10                      E  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    66300                     13800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  26 FAIR      29 FAIR      
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  27 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            6            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
61 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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