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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
255 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE REGION
TONIGHT BRINGING ADDITIONAL RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ESPECIALLY ACROSS
THE MOUNTAINS. COLD HIGH PRESSURE FOLLOWS THIS SYSTEM FOR SATURDAY
AND SATURDAY NIGHT RESULTING IN VERY DRY AIR ALONG WITH GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS INTO SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HIGH WILL SINK SOUTH
OF THE REGION SUNDAY AHEAD OF ANOTHER FAST MOVING COLD FRONT THAT
SHOULD CROSS THE AREA EARLY MONDAY. WESTERLY WINDS QUICKLY INCREASE
AHEAD OF THE BOUNDARY SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE BEHIND THE FRONT 
MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE OVERNIGHT. A BAND OF SHOWERS SHOULD ALSO 
ACCOMPANY THE FRONT BUT AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. DRY AIR
RETURNS AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND THE FRONT TUESDAY INTO 
THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

&&

VAZ044-280930-
PITTSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DANVILLE
255 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       CLEAR        CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          29           45           19           54           
MAX/MIN RH %          78           29           73           20           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  6        NW  6        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        NW  8        NW  3        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            1 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6590                      4910         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 21                     SW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 138390                    44190        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            5            4            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      71 GOOD      95 GOOD      29 FAIR      
ADI LATE              13 GEN POOR  91 GOOD      10 POOR      39 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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