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

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION 
TODAY THEN TO THE EAST ON THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL RESULT 
IN A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THEN 
TO SNOW EARLY THURSDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS 
WILL BE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...AND ESPECIALLY ALONG THE RIDGES. THE SNOW 
ENDS BY LATE IN THE DAY THURSDAY.

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

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VAZ033-042130-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
416 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           100          100          
MAX/MIN TEMP          62           36           40           
MIN/MAX RH %          64           96           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  8        W  3         N  6         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  5        NW  5        N  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.06         0.41         0.66         
PRECIP DURATION       4            12           12           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2610                      3190         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  8                     NE 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    20880                     41470        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  9 POOR       26 FAIR      
ADI LATE              16 GEN POOR  15 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS
AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOWS AROUND
19. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 52 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 ABOVE NORMAL.


 

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