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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
450 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY TODAY...TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...
...GUSTY WINDS THIS MORNING...

SHORT WAVE CROSSING THROUGH VIRGINIA THIS MORNING WAS GENERATING GUSTY 
NORTHWEST WINDS IN ITS WAKE. UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS WERE OBSERVED 
IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FLURRIES WERE SCATTERED OVER THE FOOTHILLS. THERE
WAS ALSO LIGHT PRECIPITATION IN THE PIEDMONT EAST OF LYNCHBURG AND 
DANVILLE. A BULK OF THIS PRECIPITATION WILL BE GONE BY EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON. 

MUCH DRIER AIR WAS ADVANCING INTO THE REGION. BY THIS AFTERNOON HUMIDITY 
VALUES WILL BE DOWN INTO THE 30S IN THE MOUNTAINS AND FROM 20 TO 25 PERCENT 
IN THE PIEDMONT. HUMIDITY RECOVERY OVERNIGHT WILL BE POOR...ONLY REACHING 
55 TO 65 PERCENT. AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS ON SUNDAY WILL BE 17 TO 22 PERCENT
ACROSS THE REGION. 

WINDS WILL GUST FROM THE NORTHWEST THIS MORNING AT 10 TO 15 MPH...WITH GUSTS
AS HIGH AS 30 MPH ON THE RIDGES. THE WIND WILL DIMINISH TONIGHT AND HIGH 
PRESSURE COVERS THE AREA. 

ANOTHER FAST MOVING COLD FRONT WILL SHOULD CROSS THE AREA EARLY MONDAY. WINDS 
WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF THE BOUNDARY SUNDAY NIGHT AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE 
BEHIND THE FRONT MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. THERE IS A CHANCE OF LIGHT PRECIPITATION ON
MONDAY WITH THE FRONT. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF RAIN LOOKS TO BE THURSDAY
OR FRIDAY. 

&&

NCZ019-282130-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
450 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       CLEAR        CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          45           22           52           
MIN/MAX RH %          23           57           20           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  6        NW  6        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  7        NW  3        S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7430                      4950         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 20                     SW 15        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    148600                    74250        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            5            4            
ADI EARLY             80 GOOD      88 GOOD      9 POOR       
ADI LATE              85 GOOD      9 POOR       55 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            2            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            2            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM
RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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