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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
306 PM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...

...Dry weather expected to continue through the weekend...

A large area of high pressure will remain over the eastern part
of the country before slowly sliding off the coast. This will
bring us pleasant fall weather through the weekend. Our chances
for rain will then start to increase on Monday as a strong cold
front approaches from the west.

Minimum relative humidity values will be near 30 percent through
the end of the week before moisture starts to increase over the 
weekend. Light transport winds and a relatively shallow mixing height
will create poor dispersion and ventilation conditions through Friday.

NCZ019-190900-
Wilkes-
Including the city of Wilkesboro
306 PM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017

                      Tonight      Thu          Thu Night    Fri          

Cloud cover           MClear       MClear       Clear        Clear        
Precip type           None         None         None         None         
Chance precip (%)     0            0            0            0            
Min/Max Temp          38           72           40           75           
Max/Min RH %          86           39           85           35           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration                                                           
Precip begin                                                              
Precip end                                                                
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)                 3370                      3110         
Transport wnd (mph)                SW  5                     SW  3        
Vent rate (mph-ft)                 16850                     9330         
Dispersion(evening)   VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
Haines Index          4            5            5            5            
ADI early             11 POOR      3 VERY POOR  10 POOR      5 VERY POOR  
ADI late              1 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  2 VERY POOR  9 POOR       
Max LVORI early       3            4            3            4            
Max LVORI late        4            2            4            2            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
Highs in the lower 70s. Minimum RH 44 percent. South winds around
5 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper
40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Minimum RH 54 percent. Southwest
winds around 5 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 70. Minimum RH 65 percent.
South winds around 5 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely. Lows
in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 60s. Minimum RH 58 percent. West
winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH
51 percent. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
Temperatures below normal.  Precipitation near normal.