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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS OVERHEAD EARLY TONIGHT RESULTING
IN CLEAR SKIES AND NEAR CALM WINDS.  AS THE HIGH MOVES TO 
ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST...A SOUTHEAST WIND WILL DEVELOP
ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS...BUT REMAINING NEARLY CALM IN THE 
VALLEYS.

SOUTHERLY WIND SPEEDS AND CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE ON 
THURSDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE MIDWEST STATES.
LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THURSDAY. 

BY FRIDAY...THE FRONT WILL BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO PRODUCE 
SCATTERED SHOWERS...AND BY FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWERS WILL BECOME
LIKELY WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS. THIS IS EXPECTED
TO BE A STRONG FRONTAL PASSAGE WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD
OF THE FRONT...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE
FRONT FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

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NCZ018-020930-
WATAUGA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONE
325 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          38           61           49           70           
MAX/MIN RH %          84           53           96           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  8G25      SW  8G25     SW  9G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  5G20      S  7G21      SW  9G24     SW 10G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM         10 AM        
PRECIP END                                      6 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3190                      4300         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 23                      SW 23        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 73370                     98900        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             30 FAIR      29 FAIR      50 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  52 GEN GOOD  17 GEN POOR  55 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO
25 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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