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

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE APPALACHIANS 
WILL MAINTAIN A SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST FLOW OF AIR ACROSS THE REGION INTO 
THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BRING BANDS OF PRECIPITATION INTO THE AREA
FROM THE SOUTH EARLY THIS MORNING AND ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION INTO AT
LEAST EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. MUCH OF THIS WILL FALL AS SLEET AND 
FREEZING RAIN FOR MOST OF THE FORECAST REGION. LIQUID EQUIVALENT AMOUNTS 
WILL RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH ESPECIALLY ALONG AND EAST
OF THE BLUE RIDGE. 

WARM AIR WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST LATER TODAY...CAUSING AFTERNOON 
TEMPERATURES TO WARM INTO THE MID 30S TO LOWER 40S...WITH PRECIPITATION 
CHANGING OVER TO RAIN. 

RAIN CHANCES WILL DIMINISH FROM EAST TO WEST SUNDAY EVENING AS A COLD 
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. EXPECT A PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER MONDAY AND 
MONDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY 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.  

&&

VAZ043-012115-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
340 AM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          36           32           49           
MIN/MAX RH %          72           100          43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  4         NW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.17         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       9                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    1280                      3520         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W  2                      NW 10        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    2560                      35200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             2 VERY POOR  3 VERY POOR  58 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  4 VERY POOR  54 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            7            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            9            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS...WARMER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...SHOWERS...COOLER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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