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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1031 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY TODAY...

HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE OHIO VALLEY THIS MORNING WILL
BUILD EAST ACROSS THE APPALACHIANS THIS AFTERNOON...PRODUCING
A DRY NORTHWEST WIND.

MEANWHILE...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES
WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY. THIS FAST 
MOVING CLIPPER LIKE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT LAKES BY 
THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT TRAILING SOUTH FROM THE LOW WILL CROSS
THE APPALACHIANS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 
SOME MOUNTAIN RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS THIS FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY.  BEHIND THE FRONT LOOK FOR STRONG GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

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

&&

VAZ015-282130-
GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY
1031 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          39           23           42           
MIN/MAX RH %          28           72           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7G24     W  3         SW  7G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        S  5         SW  9G25     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    10 AM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2850                      2180         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 10                     SW 26        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    28500                     56680        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             34 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              31 FAIR      8 POOR       42 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND
30. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 28 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND
RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND
16. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.

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


 

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