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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
417 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE IS WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE APPALACHIANS 
THIS AFTERNOON...MAINTAINING A COOL EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY WIND FLOW 
ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL COOL QUICKLY AROUND SUNSET...WITH 
CLOUDS MOVING OUT LATER IN THE EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE IN 
TO THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT EARLY SUNDAY...FALLING MAINLY AS SLEET AND 
FREEZING RAIN FOR MOST OF THE FORECAST REGION. LIQUID EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS 
WILL RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH. 

WARM AIR WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST ON SUNDAY...CAUSING AFTERNOON 
TEMPERATURES TO WARM INTO THE UPPER 30S AND LOW 40S...WITH PRECIPITATION 
CHANGING OVER TO RAIN. 

RAIN CHANCES WILL DIMINISH FROM EAST TO WEST SUNDAY EVENING AS A COLD 
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. EXPECT A PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER MONDAY AND 
MONDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY INTO THURSDAY ALONG A 
MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE 
REGION. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE 
BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

&&

VAZ033-010945-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
417 PM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SLEET        SLEET/RAIN   FRZ RAIN     NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           80           30           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          24           35           34           47           
MAX/MIN RH %          83           77           93           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  3        NW  8G21     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  5G18      NW  8G19     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.18         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            10           0                         
PRECIP BEGIN          3 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   7 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1470                      3710         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  5                     NW 15        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 7350                      55650        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  6 VERY POOR  4 VERY POOR  68 GOOD      
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  6 VERY POOR  9 POOR       53 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            6            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            6            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN...WARMER. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN...COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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