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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
547 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE 
SYSTEM PASSES ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN...RADIATING MOISTURE ACROSS THE 
MID ATLANTIC WHERE IT WILL INTERACT WITH ARCTIC AIR BUILDING IN FROM 
THE WEST. RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH THE 
MORNING WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...AND DURING THE AFTERNOON FURTHER EAST. 
WILL THEN SEE PRECIPITATION CHANGE OVER TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST DURING 
THE AFTERNOON. HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ACROSS THE I-64 
CORRIDOR...WHERE 4 TO 6 INCHES SNOWFALL ARE EXPECTED. 1 TO 4 INCHES SNOW 
AND SLEET ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED FURTHER SOUTH. WINTRY PRECIPITATION 
WILL EXIT THE AREA DURING THE EVENING...WITH FRIGID TEMPERATURES HOLDING 
OVER THE REGION ON FRIDAY.

&&

VAZ017-052200-
FLOYD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLOYD
547 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          40           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          37           11           31           
MIN/MAX RH %          62           95           38           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  6         NW 10G22     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  6         N  7G18      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.78         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       11           1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   10 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    1690                      3330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N 16                      W 10         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    27040                     33300        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            4            4            
ADI EARLY             31 FAIR      30 FAIR      17 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              27 FAIR      14 GEN POOR  33 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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