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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
316 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST
THURSDAY ALONG AND ADJACENT TO THE BLUE RIDGE

.DISCUSSION...

A low pressure clipper system will pass just north of the region
overnight with a trailing cold front crossing the area from the
west by early Thursday. This front will bring another round of
mountain snow showers including gusty winds later tonight into
Thursday morning. Weak high pressure will follow this system
resulting in lighter winds and a slow moderation in temperature
into the weekend. A weak system passing across the southeast
states may bring the next chance for rain showers by early next
week.

NCZ019-140930-
Wilkes-
Including the city of Wilkesboro
316 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

                      Tonight      Thu          Thu Night    Fri          

Cloud cover           MClear       MClear       PCldy        MCldy        
Precip type           None         None         None         None         
Chance precip (%)     0            0            0            0            
Min/Max Temp          27           48           26           41           
Max/Min RH %          83           35           83           49           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)SW  7G22     NW  7G26     Lgt/Var      Lgt/Var      
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) W  9G27      W  3         Lgt/Var      W  3         
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration                                                           
Precip begin                                                              
Precip end                                                                
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)                 3890                      1590         
Transport wnd (mph)                W  3                      W  5         
Vent rate (mph-ft)                 11670                     7950         
Dispersion(evening)   POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
Haines Index          3            3            2            2            
ADI early             16 GEN POOR  56 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  2 VERY POOR  
ADI late              9 POOR       43 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  5 VERY POOR  
Max LVORI early       2            4            3            5            
Max LVORI late        3            2            4            3            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the upper 40s. Minimum RH 40 percent. West winds 10 to
15 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 40s. Minimum RH
52 percent. Southwest winds around 5 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers.
Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH
71 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 62 percent. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the upper 40s. Minimum RH 48 percent. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph.

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