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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
547 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE 
SYSTEM PASSES ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN...RADIATING MOISTURE ACROSS THE 
MID ATLANTIC WHERE IT WILL INTERACT WITH ARCTIC AIR BUILDING IN FROM 
THE WEST. RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH THE 
MORNING WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...AND DURING THE AFTERNOON FURTHER EAST. 
WILL THEN SEE PRECIPITATION CHANGE OVER TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST DURING 
THE AFTERNOON. HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ACROSS THE I-64 
CORRIDOR...WHERE 4 TO 6 INCHES SNOWFALL ARE EXPECTED. 1 TO 4 INCHES SNOW 
AND SLEET ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED FURTHER SOUTH. WINTRY PRECIPITATION 
WILL EXIT THE AREA DURING THE EVENING...WITH FRIGID TEMPERATURES HOLDING 
OVER THE REGION ON FRIDAY.

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NCZ001-052200-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
547 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          40           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          40           12           35           
MIN/MAX RH %          56           97           31           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        NW  9G22     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  8        N  5         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.62         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       11           1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   11 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    1660                      3840         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 18                     W 16         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    29880                     61440        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             24 FAIR      32 FAIR      11 POOR      
ADI LATE              30 FAIR      12 POOR      56 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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