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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
342 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WARM FRONT WILL MOVE NORTH ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY.
ASSOCIATED PRECIPITATION WILL FALL PRIMARILY AS LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN OR SLEET...STARTING LATE TONIGHT AND LASTING INTO EARLY TOMORROW
AFTERNOON WHEN TEMPERATURES WILL BE WARM ENOUGH FOR PLAIN RAIN. RAIN WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS A COLD
FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. THE FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY
NIGHT INTO THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL ALLOW FOR A
TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START
OF THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. A COUPLE OF DISTURBANCES MAY BRING SOME LIGHT
WINTRY WEATHER TO AREA SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...BUT CONFIDENCE IN THE 
DETAILS IS NOT HIGH AT THIS POINT.

&&

VAZ015-030930-
GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY
342 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           60           60           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          29           49           43           56           
MAX/MIN RH %          85           63           93           76           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  4         SE  7G19     SW  8G29     SW 10G32     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  3        S  8G23      SW 10G32     W  8G28      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.12         0.11         0.18         
PRECIP DURATION       1            7            3            7            
PRECIP BEGIN          12 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1550                      2260         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 21                      SW 25        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 32550                     56500        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       31 FAIR      15 GEN POOR  22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              10 POOR      31 FAIR      12 POOR      35 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            4            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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