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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
426 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...

PRECIPITATION IS WIDESPREAD THIS MORNING...WITH SNOW FALLING/ACCUMULATING 
AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND 
INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA IN THE VICINITY OF MOUNT 
ROGERS. AT LOWER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...OBSERVING MAINLY A RAIN 
SNOW MIX...WITH NO ACCUMULATIONS...AND RAIN EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. 

THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRIGGERING THIS EVENT WILL PUSH RAPIDLY EAST THIS 
AFTERNOON...SHIFTING WINDS NORTHWESTERLY AND CAUSING PRECIPITATION TO 
BECOME MORE SHOWERY. THE LOW WILL DEEPEN RAPIDLY AS IT PASSES OFF THE COAST 
WHICH WILL CAUSE THE PRESSURE GRADIENT TO TIGHTEN AND WIND SPEEDS TO 
INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY. STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL PERSIST FROM THIS AFTERNOON 
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE RELAXING. STRONGEST GUSTS WILL BE OBSERVED 
ALONG THE HIGHER RIDGES. HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS ACROSS THE AREA SUNDAY 
NIGHT...WITH LOW TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING AREA WIDE. 

WARMER TEMPERATURES AND DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT 
WEEK.

&&

VAZ011-012130-
GILES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PEARISBURG
426 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    RAIN         SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          50           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          44           27           43           
MIN/MAX RH %          75           96           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7        NW 12G23     NW 12G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 11G23     NW 12G20     NW 11G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.25         0.02         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       12           2            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   12 PM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3820                      3720         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N 29                      NW 37        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    110780                    137640       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             34 FAIR      47 GEN GOOD  82 GOOD      
ADI LATE              66 GOOD      48 GEN GOOD  65 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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