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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
253 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT EAST ACROSS 
THE REGION THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT...THEN TO THE EAST ON 
THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL RESULT IN A TRANSITION 
FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET TONIGHT...THEN TO SNOW EARLY 
THURSDAY. SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON THEN 
TAPER OFF THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION TOTALS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460 
WILL BE GENERALLY FROM ONE INCH TO UP TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN 
MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN 
GREENBRIER AND BATH COUNTIES. DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON 
FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START OF THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ023-050930-
BOTETOURT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FINCASTLE
253 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SLEET        SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          60           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          31           35           8            32           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           68           87           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  4        N  5         NW  7G20     W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        NW  6        NW  5        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.40         0.70         0.02         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       12           12           1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   9 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3220                      3340         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N 15                      W  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 48300                     16700        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             13 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  11 POOR      
ADI LATE              19 GEN POOR  29 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 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 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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