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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
327 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A WARM FRONT WILL REMAIN DRAPED ACROSS THE REGION AS A LOW 
PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES OUT OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY 
AND CROSSES THE AREA TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY. THIS WILL
COMBINE WITH A COOL HIGH PRESSURE WEDGE TO BRING A WETTING 
RAIN WITH SHOWERS...AND POSSIBLY SOME THUNDERSTORMS FAR WEST 
AND ACROSS THE NORTHERN TIER COUNTIES OF NORTH CAROLINA.
VENTILATION AND DISPERSION WILL BE QUITE POOR THROUGH SUNDAY.

HIGH PRESSURE AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL RETURN SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH 
TUESDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF OUR AREA 
DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

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NCZ018-260915-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
327 PM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           60           20           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          49           59           36           56           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           66           90           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  6G20     NW  9G23     NW  8G20     NW  9G22     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  8G23      NW  8G17     NW  7G19     NW 10G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.53         0.13         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            2            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   11 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5660                      6680         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 18                     NW 25        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 101880                    167000       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   3            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             13 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  47 GEN GOOD  57 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              12 POOR      47 GEN GOOD  22 FAIR      78 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            5            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
62 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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