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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
540 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...BECOMING VERY WINDY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

A FAST MOVING ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL SWING A COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE REGION THIS EVENING.  THE FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY...BUT SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHWEST 
FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATION ALONG THE 
FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

THE NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL INCREASE TONIGHT
AND BECOME VERY STRONG AND GUSTY. GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH 
CAN BE EXPECTED FRIDAY...BEFORE THE WINDS SUBSIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE NEXT APPRECIABLE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN/SNOW WILL COME 
WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. 

&&

VAZ011-292115-
GILES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PEARISBURG
540 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SHOWERS      SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           70           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          44           24           31           
MIN/MAX RH %          48           93           48           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  5G17      W  9G28      NW 16G35     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  9G23      NW 13G35     NW 16G35     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.05         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            5            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          1 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   2 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2520                      4410         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 24                     NW 37        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    60480                     163170       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            2            2            
ADI EARLY             13 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  110 VERY GOOD
ADI LATE              45 GEN GOOD  52 GEN GOOD  106 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND RAIN
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH
45 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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