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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
344 PM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...

BACK DOOR FRONT SINKS SOUTH INTO THE CAROLINAS TONIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL AGAIN WEDGE SOUTH ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
APPALACHIANS THROUGH THURSDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT ARRIVES LATER
FRIDAY FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER AIR FOR THE WEEKEND. THIS FRONT WILL
BRING A ROUND OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A FEW THUNDERSTORMS.

NCZ018-020915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
344 PM EDT WED OCT 1 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            80           
MIN/MAX TEMP          47           75           53           71           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           48           97           69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  3        LGT/VAR      S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.26         
PRECIP DURATION                                              5            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 8 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6350                      4370         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  3                      S 20         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 19050                     87400        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             2 VERY POOR  7 POOR       4 VERY POOR  21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  13 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  42 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            7            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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