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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.

 
&&

VAZ024-262115-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
349 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/FZ RA   SNOW         SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          70           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          38           22           36           
MIN/MAX RH %          80           100          45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  6G17     NW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  4         NW  7G18     NW  9G17     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.04         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       11           3            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   10 AM        
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2300                      3610         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  7                     NW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    16100                     46930        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       20 GEN POOR  30 FAIR      
ADI LATE              12 POOR      20 GEN POOR  31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            7            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
45 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 49 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 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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