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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
346 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL WEDGE SOUTH ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS 
TODAY AND PERSIST OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY. MOISTURE STARTS TO RETURN BY SUNDAY
BRINGING THE THREAT FOR A LIGHT WINTRY MIX TO SOUTHERN SECTIONS TONIGHT AND 
ACROSS THE EAST SUNDAY MORNING. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL BRING A CHANCE
FOR RAIN ALONG WITH POSSIBLY ANOTHER ROUND OF BRIEF WINTRY MIX TO THE MOUNTAINS
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY INTO THURSDAY
ALONG A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE 
REGION DURING MIDWEEK. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

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NCZ002-282130-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
346 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         FRZ RAIN     SLEET/RAIN   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            30           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          30           26           40           
MIN/MAX RH %          55           86           70           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         LGT/VAR      SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  4         LGT/VAR      SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION                    0            4            
PRECIP BEGIN                       3 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   5 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2110                      940          
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  7                      S  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    14770                     6580         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      7 POOR       8 POOR       
ADI LATE              12 POOR      7 POOR       9 POOR       
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            3            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            8            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT.
SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. WARMER.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
76 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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