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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
358 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT TO OUR WEST WILL TRAVEL EAST THROUGH THE AREA 
TONIGHT. GUSTY WINDS AND SOME MOUNTAINS SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES 
ARE POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. MUCH COLDER WEATHER 
CONTINUES FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. SOME ADDITIONAL MOUNTAIN 
SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH 
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. 

&&

VAZ034-270915-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
358 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           70           20           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           52           27           47           
MAX/MIN RH %          81           42           74           38           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  8G20     NW  5        NW  5        NW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  8G17     NW  3        NW  5        NW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.29         0.18         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            7            0                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   10 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6700                      8770         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 10                      NW 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 67000                     149090       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   2            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             60 GEN GOOD  45 GEN GOOD  26 FAIR      54 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              28 FAIR      43 GEN GOOD  16 GEN POOR  71 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            2            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS
AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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