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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
351 PM EST WED NOV 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A FAST MOVING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING MORE PRECIPITATION
TO THE REGION TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF SNOW
WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE AND RAIN TO THE EAST. UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS
WILL THEN CONTINUE ALONG THE FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE RIDGE
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN...BRINGING
QUIET WEATHER TO THE FORECAST THROUGH SATURDAY. A WEAK FRONT WILL
APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST AND BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS BACK TO
THE FORECAST AS WE CLOSE OUT THE WEEKEND AND HEAD INTO THE NEW
WORKWEEK.

&&

VAZ022-270930-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
351 PM EST WED NOV 26 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/FZ RA   SNOW/RAIN    NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          30           42           23           39           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           60           79           46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         W  4         NW  8        NW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NW  8        NW  7        W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.01         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          12 AM        CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   1 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5520                      3290         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 18                     NW 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 99360                     55930        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            4            
ADI EARLY             3 VERY POOR  30 FAIR      33 FAIR      52 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  86 GOOD      17 GEN POOR  31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            7            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        8            3            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. WARMER. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. COOLER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM
RH 48 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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