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

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE IS WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE APPALACHIANS 
THIS AFTERNOON...MAINTAINING A COOL EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY WIND FLOW 
ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL COOL QUICKLY AROUND SUNSET...WITH 
CLOUDS MOVING OUT LATER IN THE EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE IN 
TO THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT EARLY SUNDAY...FALLING MAINLY AS SLEET AND 
FREEZING RAIN FOR MOST OF THE FORECAST REGION. LIQUID EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS 
WILL RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH. 

WARM AIR WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST ON SUNDAY...CAUSING AFTERNOON 
TEMPERATURES TO WARM INTO THE UPPER 30S AND LOW 40S...WITH PRECIPITATION 
CHANGING OVER TO RAIN. 

RAIN CHANCES WILL DIMINISH FROM EAST TO WEST SUNDAY EVENING AS A COLD 
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. EXPECT A PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER MONDAY AND 
MONDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY INTO THURSDAY ALONG A 
MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE 
REGION. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE 
BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

&&

VAZ007-010945-
TAZEWELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAZEWELL
417 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           60           60           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          27           44           29           37           
MAX/MIN RH %          86           72           100          59           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  5        S  6         SW  8G24     NW 10G29     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  5        SW  6        W 10G28      NW  8G24     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.11         0.14         0.07         
PRECIP DURATION       1            8            4            3            
PRECIP BEGIN          3 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1400                      3180         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 10                     NW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 14000                     44520        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            2            3            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       10 POOR      10 POOR      48 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              9 POOR       11 POOR      16 GEN POOR  36 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            7            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            5            8            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 77 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
MUCH COLDER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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