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

.DISCUSSION...

LOW PRESSURE NEAR KANSAS CITY THIS MORNING WILL MOVE EAST TODAY
AND TONIGHT AND WILL BE CENTERED NEAR PITTSBURGH BY DAYBREAK MONDAY
BEFORE MOVING OFF THE NEW ENGLAND COAST MONDAY AFTERNOON. A STRONG
COLD FRONT WILL TRAIL SOUTH FROM THE LOW...SWEEPING ACROSS THE MID
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TODAY...INTO THE OHIO AND TENNESSEE VALLEYS 
TONIGHT...CROSSING THE APPALACHIANS MOUNTAINS EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL ACCOMPANY THIS STORM SYSTEM WITH
PRIMARILY RAIN FOR OUR REGION. RAIN AMOUNTS OF FOUR TENTHS /0.40/ TO
EIGHT TENTHS /0.80/ OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED.  WINDS WILL SHIFT AND
INCREASE FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE MONDAY. 

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VAZ018-012145-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
503 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           100          40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          45           38           43           
MIN/MAX RH %          36           91           56           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  7G18      W 12G30      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  5        SW  6G19     W 19G34      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.52         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION       0            9            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          3 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   3 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2540                      4240         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 23                      W 39         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    58420                     165360       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            2            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       31 FAIR      89 GOOD      
ADI LATE              48 GEN GOOD  15 GEN POOR  103 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 16.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 20 TO
25 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM
RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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