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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
123 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...BECOMING VERY WINDY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...

A FAST MOVING ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL SWING A COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE REGION THIS EVENING.  THE FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY...BUT SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHWEST 
FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATION ALONG THE 
FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

THE NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL INCREASE TONIGHT
AND BECOME VERY STRONG AND GUSTY. GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH 
CAN BE EXPECTED FRIDAY...BEFORE THE WINDS SUBSIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE NEXT APPRECIABLE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN/SNOW WILL COME 
WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. 

&&

VAZ033-292130-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
123 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          44           31           38           
MIN/MAX RH %          45           69           35           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  3         SW  6        NW 13G29     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  7         NW 10G23     NW 15G30     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          1 PM                                   
PRECIP END            5 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2740                      4770         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW 30                     NW 35        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    82200                     166950       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            2            3            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  30 FAIR      94 GOOD      
ADI LATE              61 GOOD      44 GEN GOOD  99 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            1            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 27 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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