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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
123 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...BECOMING VERY WINDY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

A FAST MOVING ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL SWING A COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE REGION THIS EVENING.  THE FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY...BUT SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHWEST 
FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATION ALONG THE 
FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

THE NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL INCREASE TONIGHT
AND BECOME VERY STRONG AND GUSTY. GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH 
CAN BE EXPECTED FRIDAY...BEFORE THE WINDS SUBSIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE NEXT APPRECIABLE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN/SNOW WILL COME 
WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. 

&&

NCZ001-292130-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
123 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SHOWERS      SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          60           50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          43           24           33           
MIN/MAX RH %          44           77           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  5        W 10G27      NW 20G41     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  8G18     NW 16G39     NW 18G39     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.05         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       1            5            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          12 PM        8 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            3 PM         CONTINUING   5 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2310                      3590         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 23                     NW 41        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    53130                     147190       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            2            2            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      20 GEN POOR  101 VERY GOOD
ADI LATE              40 FAIR      60 GEN GOOD  99 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND
17. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 28 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
20 TO 25 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH
39 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND RAIN
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH
44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM
RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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