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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
417 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE IS WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE APPALACHIANS 
THIS AFTERNOON...MAINTAINING A COOL EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY WIND FLOW 
ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL COOL QUICKLY AROUND SUNSET...WITH 
CLOUDS MOVING OUT LATER IN THE EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE IN 
TO THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT EARLY SUNDAY...FALLING MAINLY AS SLEET AND 
FREEZING RAIN FOR MOST OF THE FORECAST REGION. LIQUID EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS 
WILL RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH. 

WARM AIR WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST ON SUNDAY...CAUSING AFTERNOON 
TEMPERATURES TO WARM INTO THE UPPER 30S AND LOW 40S...WITH PRECIPITATION 
CHANGING OVER TO RAIN. 

RAIN CHANCES WILL DIMINISH FROM EAST TO WEST SUNDAY EVENING AS A COLD 
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. EXPECT A PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER MONDAY AND 
MONDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY INTO THURSDAY ALONG A 
MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE 
REGION. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE 
BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

&&

NCZ019-010945-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
417 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/FZ RA   FRZ RAIN     NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           70           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          26           39           36           50           
MAX/MIN RH %          86           78           94           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NW  6G18     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  4G17      NW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.13         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            8                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          11 PM        CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1620                      3500         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE  5                     NW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 8100                      31500        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             4 VERY POOR  7 POOR       2 VERY POOR  52 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  2 VERY POOR  5 VERY POOR  47 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            7            6            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            7            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PERIODS OF RAIN. WARMER. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN...COOLER. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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