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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
931 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON...BUT LIGHT WINDS...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION THURSDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH 
TONIGHT AND BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE MUCH OF THE MORNING THURSDAY...THEN
BECOME LIGHT SOUTH DURING THE AFTERNOON AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE SHIFTS
EAST OF THE REGION. WHILE WIND WILL NOT BE AN ISSUE FOR THURSDAY...RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP INTO CRITICAL LEVELS FOR SEVERAL
HOURS THURSDAY AFTERNOON...NAMELY INTO THE 20 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE.

A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION FRIDAY. THIS WILL
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA. SIMILAR
TO THE SYSTEM ON FRIDAY...RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO SPOTTY AND LIGHT.
AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE 1/4 INCH OR LESS.

DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND BEFORE A LARGE SLOW MOVING
LOW PRESSURE AREA BRINGS SEVERAL DAYS OF CLOUDY, RAINY, COOL CONDITIONS
TO THE REGION FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

NCZ019-240930-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
931 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          37           71           49           76           
MAX/MIN RH %          75           25           99           39           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  6        LGT/VAR      S  3         SW  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  6         LGT/VAR      W  9         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.17         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    1 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   5 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4820                      6450         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  9                     SW 30        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 43380                     193500       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             49 GEN GOOD  18 GEN POOR  37 FAIR      74 GOOD      
ADI LATE              8 POOR       36 FAIR      7 POOR       91 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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