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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. 

&&

VAZ044-040930-
PITTSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DANVILLE
303 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         SLEET/RAIN   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           50           90           100          
MIN/MAX TEMP          38           64           38           42           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           69           100          61           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  5         SW  9G17     W  3         N  8         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  7        SW  8G17     N  5         N  9         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.01         0.36         0.53         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            9            10           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1680                      2780         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 21                     NE 22        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35280                     61160        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  28 FAIR      8 POOR       47 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              14 GEN POOR  33 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            9            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            4            8            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOWS AROUND
20. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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