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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROMOTE ONE MORE DAY OF LOW AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY. HUMIDITY MINIMUMS WILL DIP INTO THE 20-30 PERCENT 
RANGE DURING THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE SOUTH 
AT 5-10 MPH. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BRING WETTING 
SHOWERS ON FRIDAY WITH AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER INCH OR LESS.

DEBRIS CLOUD COVER HAS LINGERED OVER SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND 
SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA DUE TO A COLD FRONT OVER THE GREAT 
PLAINS. SKIES SHOULD GRADUALLY CLEAR DURING THE NEXT FEW
HOURS...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE DRIFTS TOWARD THE COAST. TEN 
HOUR FUEL MOISTURES SHOULD DROP BELOW 10 GRAMS FOR MOST 
LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

NCZ018-242115-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
1228 PM EDT THU APR 24 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            30           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          71           49           69           
MIN/MAX RH %          20           84           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  3         S  6         SW  6G19     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  5         S  6G18      W 11G31      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.26         
PRECIP DURATION                    0            4            
PRECIP BEGIN                       3 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6830                      6770         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 12                     W 39         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    81960                     264030       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             26 FAIR      40 FAIR      75 GOOD      
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      12 POOR      114 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
61 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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