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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1000 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN ALBERTA CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE WEST BY EARLY 
THIS EVENING...BEFORE MOVING ACROSS THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS
OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW AND
RAIN TO MUCH OF THE REGION LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW SHOULD FOLLOW THIS FEATURE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.
ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE REGION THURSDAY 
RESULTING IN ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW AS WELL AS 
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS TO END THE WEEK.
 
&&

NCZ018-260915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
1000 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    SNOW SHOWERS SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           60           50           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          33           40           21           34           
MAX/MIN RH %          90           68           98           54           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  5G17      W  7G20      NW 15G31     NW 13G31     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  4        NW 13G30     NW 14G31     NW 13G27     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.07         0.06         0.02         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       5            6            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          7 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3560                      3710         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 22                     NW 29        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 78320                     107590       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            3            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  29 FAIR      48 GEN GOOD  63 GOOD      
ADI LATE              14 GEN POOR  55 GEN GOOD  44 GEN GOOD  65 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            7            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        8            4            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM
RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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