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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
325 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN ALBERTA CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE WEST BY EARLY 
THIS EVENING...BEFORE MOVING ACROSS THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS
OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW AND
RAIN TO MUCH OF THE REGION LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW SHOULD FOLLOW THIS FEATURE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.
ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE REGION THURSDAY 
RESULTING IN ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW AS WELL AS 
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS TO END THE WEEK.
 
&&

VAZ023-260915-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
325 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    SNOW/RAIN    SNOW SHOWERS SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           90           30           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           40           23           35           
MAX/MIN RH %          90           75           100          45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  3        LGT/VAR      NW  8G21     NW  8G19     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      N  3         NW  9G21     NW  9G22     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.14         0.12         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       5            7            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          8 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   1 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2740                      3410         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N  5                      NW 20        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 13700                     68200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      6 VERY POOR  27 FAIR      43 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  10 POOR      28 FAIR      47 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            7            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            7            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM
RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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