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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1000 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.
 
&&

VAZ024-260915-
ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA
1000 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    SNOW SHOWERS SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           100          30           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          31           39           21           35           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           74           100          46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         LGT/VAR      NW  6G18     NW  7G18     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      N  3         NW  8G19     NW  8G21     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.16         0.16         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       5            9            1            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   3 AM         1 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2820                      3560         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE  7                     NW 18        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 19740                     64080        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       10 POOR      13 GEN POOR  32 FAIR      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  12 POOR      23 FAIR      45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            9            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            8            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 17.
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 IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM
RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST 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 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 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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