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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
415 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO SHIFT EAST OFF THE COAST THIS EVENING...
WITH SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS AROUND THE HIGH CARRYING ATLANTIC MOISTURE 
INTO THE HIGHER TERRAIN. SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL 
DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...SPOTTY AT FIRST...WITH COVERAGE INCREASING 
TONIGHT AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTHWEST. 

WIDESPREAD RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM
EARLY FRIDAY INTO SUNDAY. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE 
BETWEEN FRIDAY MORNING AND SUNDAY EVENING...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS 
ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE.

NCZ018-010915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
415 PM EDT THU JUL 31 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           90           80           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          59           67           58           72           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           79           100          72           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      E  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      E  5         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.62         0.89         0.14         0.19         
PRECIP DURATION       10           12           5            6            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3350                      4010         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E  8                      SE  2        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 26800                     8020         
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            2            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  10 POOR      13 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  3 VERY POOR  5 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            7            8            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        7            4            9            5            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH
77 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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