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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
322 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

ANOTHER UPPER DISTURBANCE WILL DROP SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE APPALACHIANS TONIGHT 
AND OFFSHORE EARLY WEDNESDAY. MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES ALONG WITH 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD EAST INTO OUR REGION ON WEDNESDAY RESULTING IN CONTINUED VERY DRY WEATHER
UNDER DIMINISHING WINDS. A FAST MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL DRAG A TRAILING COLD
FRONT THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY BRINGING THE NEXT SHOT AT MEASURABLE LIGHT
PRECIPITATION INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. MUCH COLDER AIR BEHIND THIS FRONT SHOULD AGAIN
RESULT IN STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN ON SATURDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE STORM SYSTEM LOOKS TO AFFECT THE REGION
BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND WITH MORE IN THE WAY OF WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION. 

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VAZ010-280930-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
322 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          15           37           21           43           
MAX/MIN RH %          72           34           81           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 11G32     NW  7G19     LGT/VAR      S  6G21      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  9G25     NW  5        S  3         W  9G22      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.03         
PRECIP DURATION                                              2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 9 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2820                      2760         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  8                     SW 28        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 22560                     77280        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             37 FAIR      37 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              36 FAIR      25 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  49 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       1            3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 30. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 29 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND
RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM
RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH
46 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.

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


 

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