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

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EST
MONDAY NIGHT

.DISCUSSION...

LOW PRESSURE OVER ILLINOIS THIS AFTERNOON WILL MOVE EAST TONIGHT
...REACHING PITTSBURGH BY MONDAY MORNING AND MOVING OFF THE MASSACHUSETTS
COAST MONDAY NIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL TRAILED FROM THE LOW INTO THE 
LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THIS FRONT WILL CROSS THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC 
REGION EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL ACCOMPANY THIS STORM SYSTEM WITH PRIMARILY RAIN 
FOR OUR REGION. RAIN AMOUNTS OF 0.40 TO 0.80 OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS 
WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE MONDAY WITH SUSTAINED 
WINDS FROM 20 TO 35 MPH. GUST UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED...WITH THE WINDS PEAKING 
ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. 

COLDER AIR COMES IN BEHIND THE FRONT FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY. EXPECT 
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS ON WEST FACING SLOPES UNTIL MONDAY EVENING. THE WEATHER
WILL DRY OUT ON TUESDAY AND WINDS WILL DIMINISH AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS
THE AREA. 

&&

VAZ043-020930-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
350 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          80           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          44           51           21           45           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          36           58           25           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      W  7G21      NW 11G24     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  4        NW 14G24     NW  4        SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.40         0.11         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            3                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          7 PM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   12 PM                                  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5730                      3330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 33                      SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 189090                    43290        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             33 FAIR      85 GOOD      39 FAIR      12 POOR      
ADI LATE              16 GEN POOR  104 VERY GOOD14 GEN POOR  45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            2            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTH
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 28 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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