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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
349 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL TRACK OVER THE REGION TODAY AND BECOME A
COASTAL LOW TONIGHT...THEN A STRONG NOR-EASTER BY TUESDAY NIGHT.
THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW AND RAIN TO MUCH OF THE
REGION INTO TONIGHT. STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW SHOULD FOLLOW THIS
FEATURE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN
FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

 
&&

NCZ001-262115-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
349 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           50           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          37           19           32           
MIN/MAX RH %          67           89           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  7G22      NW 14G31     NW 13G30     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 13G29     NW 13G30     NW 14G31     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.10         0.04         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION       9            2            3            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3770                      3250         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 18                     NW 25        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    67860                     81250        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            4            
ADI EARLY             43 GEN GOOD  47 GEN GOOD  57 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              61 GOOD      38 FAIR      52 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM
RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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