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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.

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VAZ047-280930-
BUCKINGHAM-
255 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        CLEAR        CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          30           44           20           51           
MAX/MIN RH %          76           28           68           20           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  5        NW  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  3         NW  7        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            4 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7190                      4880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 18                     SW  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 129420                    39040        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            5            4            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  77 GOOD      90 GOOD      45 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  87 GOOD      9 POOR       42 GEN GOOD  
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...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
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 UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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