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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
653 PM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE ITS POSITION OFF THE COAST OF THE 
SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED 
SURFACE COLD FRONT WILL MAKE GRADUAL PROGRESSION TOWARD OUR REGION 
FROM THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY. THIS SCENARIO WILL PROVIDE FOR 
WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS...WITH INCREASING CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND 
STORMS THROUGH AT LEAST THURSDAY.

&&

NCZ019-260915-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
653 PM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           40           40           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          62           81           62           78           
MAX/MIN RH %          94           57           100          64           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  3         S  4         S  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  5         S  3         S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.14         0.08         0.14         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            2            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5270                      5300         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 15                      SW 15        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 79050                     79500        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   2            2            3            5            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             39 FAIR      42 GEN GOOD  30 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  42 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  43 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            5            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            2            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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