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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
303 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING INTO 
TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. LOW PRESSURE OVER 
THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA AND WILL PUSH A 
COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT 
WILL ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SLEET TO SNOW WEDNESDAY 
NIGHT AND THURSDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS 
ARE GOING TO STAY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...AND ESPECIALLY ALONG THE 
RIDGES. THE SNOW CLEARS OUT BY LATE IN THE DAY THURSDAY.

DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START
OF THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ032-040930-
PATRICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STUART
303 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           50           100          100          
MIN/MAX TEMP          38           63           37           43           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           73           100          53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  5G23     SW  9G26     SW  5        N  7         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  7G26     SW  9G23     NW  5        N  8G23      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.03         0.44         0.54         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            10           10           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2090                      3080         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 17                     N 15         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35530                     46200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  29 FAIR      9 POOR       36 FAIR      
ADI LATE              10 POOR      28 FAIR      11 POOR      36 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            6            8            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            4            8            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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