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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.

&&

VAZ022-030930-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
342 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           SLEET        SLEET/RAIN   RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           60           60           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          25           40           37           57           
MAX/MIN RH %          82           66           92           71           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  4         SE  5        S  6G24      SW  7G28     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  6G18      SW  7G28     W  5G19      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.08         0.15         0.19         
PRECIP DURATION       1            6            3            6            
PRECIP BEGIN          1 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2280                      1630         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 15                      SW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 34200                     22820        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       24 FAIR      11 POOR      16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              7 POOR       27 FAIR      8 POOR       13 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            6            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS AROUND 30. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 47 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 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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