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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
452 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION TODAY PROMOTING MOSTLY 
CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS...FAIR WEATHER PERSISTING THROUGH THE 
FIRST HALF OF THE DAY FRIDAY.  WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY 
DETERIORATE FRIDAY EVENING AS A FAST MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM FROM 
CANADA MOVES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...AND TRIGGERING THE 
DEVELOPMENT OF A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF 
THE ATMOSPHERE AS IT CROSSES THE MID ATLANTIC REGION FRIDAY NIGHT 
AND SATURDAY. WINTER STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGH 
COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR 
WESTERN VIRGINIA VICINITY OF MOUNT ROGERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. 
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET WILL SEE THE GREATEST WINTRY IMPACT.

THE SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THIS WEEKEND WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A
HARD/KILLING FREEZE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO 
THE 20S. NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS.  

THE COLD OUTBREAK WILL LAST FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 DAYS...FOLLOWED BY
WARMING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK.

&&

NCZ018-302130-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
452 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          56           33           53           
MIN/MAX RH %          42           89           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  4        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        LGT/VAR      W  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    3 PM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4200                      4670         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  5                     W  9         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    21000                     42030        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  15 GEN POOR  10 POOR      
ADI LATE              18 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...WINDY. SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS AROUND
30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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