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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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VAZ010-282130-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
346 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          29           25           42           
MIN/MAX RH %          56           82           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        SE  3        S  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  4         LGT/VAR      S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.07         
PRECIP DURATION                    0            3            
PRECIP BEGIN                       5 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2330                      780          
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE  9                     SW 10        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    20970                     7800         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            4            3            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       8 POOR       9 POOR       
ADI LATE              15 GEN POOR  3 VERY POOR  12 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            3            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            8            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 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 MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
78 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. MUCH COLDER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE MID 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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