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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
416 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION 
TODAY THEN TO THE EAST ON THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL RESULT 
IN A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THEN 
TO SNOW EARLY THURSDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS 
WILL BE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...AND ESPECIALLY ALONG THE RIDGES. THE SNOW 
ENDS BY LATE IN THE DAY THURSDAY.

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

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VAZ047-042130-
BUCKINGHAM-
416 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           100          100          
MAX/MIN TEMP          62           32           34           
MIN/MAX RH %          66           96           78           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  6        N  3         N  9         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NE  8        N  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.10         0.50         0.56         
PRECIP DURATION       6            12           12           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2950                      2540         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  5                     NE 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    14750                     43180        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  10 POOR      37 FAIR      
ADI LATE              20 GEN POOR  19 GEN POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            5            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            5            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS
AROUND 12. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. EAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS
AROUND 16. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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