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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
351 PM EST WED NOV 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A FAST MOVING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING MORE PRECIPITATION
TO THE REGION TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF SNOW
WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE AND RAIN TO THE EAST. UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS
WILL THEN CONTINUE ALONG THE FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE RIDGE
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN...BRINGING
QUIET WEATHER TO THE FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY. A WEAK FRONT WILL
APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST AND BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS BACK TO
THE FORECAST AS WE CLOSE OUT THE WEEKEND AND HEAD INTO THE NEW
WORKWEEK.

&&

NCZ001-270930-
ASHE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON
351 PM EST WED NOV 26 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW         SNOW         SNOW SHOWERS NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           60           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          27           35           19           38           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           68           86           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  6         NW  6        NW 10G20     NW  7        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  4         NW 11G20     NW  9G17     W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.11         0.14         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       4            4                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4990                      2520         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 29                     SW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 144710                    17640        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            2            4            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      47 GEN GOOD  44 GEN GOOD  41 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              8 POOR       76 GOOD      38 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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