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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. 

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VAZ058-040930-
HALIFAX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH BOSTON
303 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         RAIN         SLEET/RAIN   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           40           90           100          
MIN/MAX TEMP          38           66           38           42           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           66           100          66           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  5         SW 10G18     W  3         N  8         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  8        SW  9G19     NW  4        N  9         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.00         0.30         0.53         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            7            10           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1760                      2420         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 28                     NE 18        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 49280                     43560        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  40 FAIR      7 POOR       40 FAIR      
ADI LATE              9 POOR       47 GEN GOOD  15 GEN POOR  40 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            6            9            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            4            9            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT.
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOWS AROUND
20. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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