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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
324 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDE EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC THIS EVENING INTO
TONIGHT...PATCHES OF LIGHT RAIN...DRIZZLE AND FOG ARE POSSIBLE 
ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. A COLD FRONT WILL 
CROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG 
BEHIND THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS COULD PRODUCE ONE 
TO TWO INCHES IN WESTERN UPSLOPE LOCATIONS. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ON 
MONDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUES INTO TUESDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS 
THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT 
INTO THURSDAY ALONG A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS FORECAST TO 
WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE REGION. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS 
BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

&&

VAZ034-020915-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
324 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           47           24           35           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           41           72           63           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  9G23      N  3         SE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  5G20      NW  7G18     LGT/VAR      S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.09         
PRECIP DURATION                                              3            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 8 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3950                      2290         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 12                     SE 12        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 47400                     27480        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            2            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  50 GEN GOOD  5 VERY POOR  21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              8 POOR       46 GEN GOOD  6 VERY POOR  27 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            1            3            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN SHOWERS WITH FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
73 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...SHOWERS...COLDER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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