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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
318 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...VERY DRY THIS AFTERNOON THOUGH WINDS NOT AS STRONG...

VERY LOW HUMIDITY EXPECTED INTO THIS EVENING WITH WINDS SUBSIDING. 
LOW PRESSURE IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL HEAD EAST TONIGHT WITH A
WARM FRONT SHIFTING NORTHEAST TOWARD OUR AREA. CLOUDS INCREASE
AND WE WILL SEE RAIN OVERSPREAD THE AREA SATURDAY...ARRIVING IN
THE MOUNTAINS SHORTLY AFTER DAWN...AND MOVING INTO LYNCHBURG TO DANVILLE
AREA BY LATE MORNING.

WET WEATHER PERSISTS AT TIMES INTO SUNDAY AND WILL SEE SOME RAINFALL 
TOTALS OVER AN INCH...MAINLY IN THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA
INTO THE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

ANOTHER SOUTHERN STREAM SYSTEM MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF OUR AREA THE
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

NCZ019-250930-
WILKES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILKESBORO
318 PM EDT FRI APR 24 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         TSTMS        SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           80           70           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          42           55           50           65           
MAX/MIN RH %          85           58           99           56           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  3         LGT/VAR      NW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.19         0.24         0.12         
PRECIP DURATION       0            7            6            3            
PRECIP BEGIN          2 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2290                      5450         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE 10                     NW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 22900                     76300        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            2            2            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             26 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  8 POOR       12 POOR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  2 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            5            6            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            4            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
62 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.

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


 

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