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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM THE DELMARVA COAST...THROUGH THE
CAROLINAS AND INTO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS MORNING. THIS FRONT
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST TODAY AND TONIGHT. SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED 
THIS MORNING. UPSLOPE RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND 
SATURDAY MORNING IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATION
IS POSSIBLE AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS TONIGHT. 

HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY BEHIND THE FRONT. 

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VAZ014-272200-
MONTGOMERY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLACKSBURG
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           20           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          48           23           36           
MIN/MAX RH %          49           69           35           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        NW  8G17     NW  9G20     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  7        NW  8        NW 10G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.15         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       3            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         7 PM                      
PRECIP END            2 PM         1 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6290                      5570         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 15                     NW 21        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    94350                     116970       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             48 GEN GOOD  48 GEN GOOD  77 GOOD      
ADI LATE              44 GEN GOOD  31 FAIR      72 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 26 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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