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

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT EAST ACROSS 
THE REGION OVERNIGHT...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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VAZ024-050915-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
919 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SNOW         SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          60           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          31           34           5            31           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          71           85           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        N  5         NW  7G17     NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  5         N  5         NW  4        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.48         0.73         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       12           12           1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   9 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3280                      3340         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N 12                      SW  6        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 39360                     20040        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      20 GEN POOR  13 GEN POOR  11 POOR      
ADI LATE              16 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  21 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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