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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
303 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING INTO 
TONIGHT AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. LOW PRESSURE OVER 
THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA AND WILL PUSH A 
COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT 
WILL ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SLEET TO SNOW WEDNESDAY 
NIGHT AND THURSDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS 
ARE GOING TO STAY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...AND ESPECIALLY ALONG THE 
RIDGES. THE SNOW CLEARS OUT BY LATE IN THE DAY THURSDAY.

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

&&

VAZ034-040930-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
303 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           70           100          100          
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           60           34           38           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           70           100          62           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  6         SW  7G17     NW  3        N  7         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  6G17     W  5         N  5         N  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.10         0.52         0.56         
PRECIP DURATION       2            4            11           10           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2000                      2700         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  5                     NE 10        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 10000                     27000        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      8 POOR       9 POOR       32 FAIR      
ADI LATE              9 POOR       6 VERY POOR  21 FAIR      30 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            6            7            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            4            7            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS
AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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