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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
919 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT EAST ACROSS 
THE REGION OVERNIGHT...THEN TO THE EAST ON THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND
THE FRONT WILL RESULT IN A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET TONIGHT...THEN TO SNOW EARLY THURSDAY. SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE
INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON THEN TAPER OFF THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION
TOTALS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460 WILL BE GENERALLY FROM ONE INCH TO UP TO 6 
INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES 
ARE POSSIBLE IN GREENBRIER AND BATH COUNTIES. DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON 
FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START OF THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ009-050915-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
919 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       PCLDY        CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     SNOW/FZ RA   SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           100          50           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          29           33           8            35           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          63           88           38           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5G21      NW  7        NW  9G23     N  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        NW  9G21     N  4         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.26         0.38         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       10           10           1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   9 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2550                      3850         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N 16                      W 16         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 40800                     61600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      19 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              19 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      7 POOR       60 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            5            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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