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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
346 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL WEDGE SOUTH ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS 
TODAY AND PERSIST OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY. MOISTURE STARTS TO RETURN BY SUNDAY
BRINGING THE THREAT FOR A LIGHT WINTRY MIX TO SOUTHERN SECTIONS TONIGHT AND 
ACROSS THE EAST SUNDAY MORNING. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL BRING A CHANCE
FOR RAIN ALONG WITH POSSIBLY ANOTHER ROUND OF BRIEF WINTRY MIX TO THE MOUNTAINS
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY INTO THURSDAY
ALONG A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS EXPECTED TO WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE 
REGION DURING MIDWEEK. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

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VAZ058-282130-
HALIFAX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH BOSTON
346 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          35           22           33           
MIN/MAX RH %          49           76           68           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.17         
PRECIP DURATION                                 5            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    7 AM         
PRECIP END                                      6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2710                      1180         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  7                     E  2         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    18970                     2360         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  2 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              17 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  3 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            7            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW.
COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. WARMER.
LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
COOLER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH
51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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