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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
303 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING INTO 
TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. LOW PRESSURE OVER 
THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA AND WILL PUSH A 
COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT 
WILL ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SLEET TO SNOW WEDNESDAY 
NIGHT AND THURSDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS 
ARE GOING TO STAY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...AND ESPECIALLY ALONG THE 
RIDGES. THE SNOW CLEARS OUT BY LATE IN THE DAY THURSDAY.

DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START
OF THE WEEKEND. 

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NCZ001-040930-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
303 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           80           90           90           
MIN/MAX TEMP          45           60           34           38           
MAX/MIN RH %          90           67           100          52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  7G22     SW 12G27     SW  7G19     NW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  9G24     SW 11G27     W  5         NW 10G24     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.09         0.09         0.27         0.33         
PRECIP DURATION       5            8            9            9            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3460                      2010         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 29                     NW 20        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 100340                    40200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      29 FAIR      15 GEN POOR  15 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              13 GEN POOR  65 GOOD      12 POOR      30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            8            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            8            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. 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.

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


 

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