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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1231 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017


A low pressure system sliding by to our north will bring strong
gusty winds to the Appalachians and central mid Atlantic region,
along with upslope snow showers for the higher elevations west 
of the Blue Ridge. High pressure will then build over the
eastern part of the country and bring us fair weather with a
warming trend as we head into the weekend. A low pressure 
system will then move out of the lower Mississippi valley late 
in the weekend and bring a chance of rain to the forecast for 

Alleghany NC-
Including the city of Sparta
1231 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

                      Today        Tonight      Fri          

Cloud cover           PCldy        PCldy        PCldy        
Precip type           None         Frz Drzl     Frz Drzl     
Chance precip (%)     0            0            0            
Min/Max Temp          40           21           35           
Max/Min RH %          48           88           52           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)NW 14G38     NW  4        SW  3        
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) NW  7G23     W  3         W  7         
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration                                              
Precip begin                                                 
Precip end                                                   
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)    2490                      2770         
Transport wnd (mph)   NW  8                     W 20         
Vent rate (mph-ft)    19920                     55400        
Dispersion(evening)                POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
Haines Index          2            2            3            
ADI early             51 GEN GOOD  6 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
ADI late              35 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  47 GEN GOOD  
Max LVORI early       3            3            4            
Max LVORI late        2            3            2            


.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the lower 40s. Minimum RH 47 percent. West winds 10 to
15 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH
50 percent. Southwest winds around 5 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of
showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Minimum
RH 75 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 60 percent. West winds 10 to
15 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Colder. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH 44 percent. Northwest
winds 10 to 15 mph.

Temperatures near normal.  Precipitation above normal.