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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
426 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...

PRECIPITATION IS WIDESPREAD THIS MORNING...WITH SNOW FALLING/ACCUMULATING 
AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND 
INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA IN THE VICINITY OF MOUNT 
ROGERS. AT LOWER ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...OBSERVING MAINLY A RAIN 
SNOW MIX...WITH NO ACCUMULATIONS...AND RAIN EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. 

THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRIGGERING THIS EVENT WILL PUSH RAPIDLY EAST THIS 
AFTERNOON...SHIFTING WINDS NORTHWESTERLY AND CAUSING PRECIPITATION TO 
BECOME MORE SHOWERY. THE LOW WILL DEEPEN RAPIDLY AS IT PASSES OFF THE COAST 
WHICH WILL CAUSE THE PRESSURE GRADIENT TO TIGHTEN AND WIND SPEEDS TO 
INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY. STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL PERSIST FROM THIS AFTERNOON 
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE RELAXING. STRONGEST GUSTS WILL BE OBSERVED 
ALONG THE HIGHER RIDGES. HIGH PRESSURE WILL PASS ACROSS THE AREA SUNDAY 
NIGHT...WITH LOW TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING AREA WIDE. 

WARMER TEMPERATURES AND DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT 
WEEK.

&&

VAZ058-012130-
HALIFAX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH BOSTON
426 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       PCLDY        CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           30           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          50           36           53           
MIN/MAX RH %          69           90           33           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  7         NW 12G22     NW  9G20     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N 10G20      NW  9G18     NW 10G20     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.06         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       9            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   1 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3300                      4890         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N 33                      NW 20        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    108900                    97800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             43 GEN GOOD  57 GEN GOOD  73 GOOD      
ADI LATE              80 GOOD      11 POOR      67 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 29 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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