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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
358 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT TO OUR WEST WILL TRAVEL EAST THROUGH THE AREA 
TONIGHT. GUSTY WINDS AND SOME MOUNTAINS SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES 
ARE POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. MUCH COLDER WEATHER 
CONTINUES FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. SOME ADDITIONAL MOUNTAIN 
SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH 
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. 

&&

NCZ005-270915-
ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDEN
358 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           90           30           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          42           51           29           48           
MAX/MIN RH %          88           51           81           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  6        N  6         NW  3        NW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  7        N  4         NW  3        NW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.22         0.25         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            8            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   1 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5620                      8000         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  8                      NW 18        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 44960                     144000       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             58 GEN GOOD  57 GEN GOOD  23 FAIR      67 GOOD      
ADI LATE              25 FAIR      47 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       91 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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