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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE APPALACHIANS 
WILL MAINTAIN A SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST FLOW OF AIR ACROSS THE REGION INTO 
THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BRING BANDS OF PRECIPITATION INTO THE AREA
FROM THE SOUTH EARLY THIS MORNING AND ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION INTO AT
LEAST EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. MUCH OF THIS WILL FALL AS SLEET AND 
FREEZING RAIN FOR MOST OF THE FORECAST REGION. LIQUID EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS 
WILL RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH ESPECIALLY ALONG AND EAST
OF THE BLUE RIDGE. 

WARM AIR WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST LATER TODAY...CAUSING AFTERNOON 
TEMPERATURES TO WARM INTO THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S...WITH PRECIPITATION 
CHANGING OVER TO RAIN. 

RAIN CHANCES WILL DIMINISH FROM EAST TO WEST SUNDAY EVENING AS A COLD 
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. EXPECT A PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER MONDAY AND 
MONDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY INTO THURSDAY ALONG A 
MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS FORECAST TO WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE 
REGION. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE 
BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

&&

VAZ017-012115-
FLOYD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLOYD
340 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     RAIN         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           20           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          39           34           41           
MIN/MAX RH %          74           100          49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  6         W  7         NW 13G28     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  6        W 11G28      NW  9G22     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.14         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            0                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   10 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    500                       2950         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  9                     NW 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    4500                      50150        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      13 GEN POOR  67 GOOD      
ADI LATE              12 POOR      23 FAIR      50 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
30S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN SHOWERS. WARMER. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 85 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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