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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
349 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL TRACK OVER THE REGION TODAY AND BECOME A
COASTAL LOW TONIGHT...THEN A STRONG NOR-EASTER BY TUESDAY NIGHT.
THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW AND RAIN TO MUCH OF THE
REGION INTO TONIGHT. STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW SHOULD FOLLOW THIS
FEATURE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN
FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

 
&&

VAZ022-262115-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
349 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SNOW         SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           50           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          41           23           38           
MIN/MAX RH %          74           91           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW 11G27     NW 10G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5G18     NW 11G26     NW 11G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.13         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       10           1            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   10 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3200                      3470         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 14                     NW 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    44800                     48580        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       35 FAIR      46 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              34 FAIR      32 FAIR      42 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM
RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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