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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
413 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES WILL PASS EAST AND
OFFSHORE THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM MAY BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS THIS MORNING
BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATER THIS AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR MAINLY RAIN...WITH SOME FREEZING 
RAIN POSSIBLE...LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. ANOTHER STRONGER STORM SYSTEM
ARRIVES MIDWEEK. THIS SYSTEM LOOKS TO BRING ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF AN ASSOCIATED STRONG COLD FRONT THAT
WILL USHER IN WINDY AND COLDER WEATHER FOR CHRISTMAS DAY. 

&&

NCZ018-202115-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
413 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           20           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          39           27           43           
MIN/MAX RH %          76           100          69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  3        LGT/VAR      S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       3            0            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   3 PM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   9 PM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2750                      3410         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  7                     SW  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    19250                     17050        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      2 VERY POOR  6 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              11 POOR      1 VERY POOR  10 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            7            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            9            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...RAIN WITH SLEET LIKELY AND FREEZING
RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
77 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOWS
AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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