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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
540 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...BECOMING VERY WINDY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

A FAST MOVING ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL SWING A COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE REGION THIS EVENING.  THE FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY...BUT SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHWEST 
FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATION ALONG THE 
FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

THE NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL INCREASE TONIGHT
AND BECOME VERY STRONG AND GUSTY. GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH 
CAN BE EXPECTED FRIDAY...BEFORE THE WINDS SUBSIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.

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

&&

VAZ020-292115-
BATH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOT SPRINGS
540 AM EST THU JAN 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           60           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          39           21           29           
MIN/MAX RH %          48           94           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  3        SW  8G26     NW 15G34     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  7         W 12G34      NW 16G34     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            3                         
PRECIP BEGIN          12 PM        CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2450                      4450         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 21                      NW 38        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    51450                     169100       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            2            2            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  98 GOOD      
ADI LATE              37 FAIR      22 FAIR      99 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 9. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 7. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 20S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15.
HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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