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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
547 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE 
SYSTEM PASSES ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN...RADIATING MOISTURE ACROSS THE 
MID ATLANTIC WHERE IT WILL INTERACT WITH ARCTIC AIR BUILDING IN FROM 
THE WEST. RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH THE 
MORNING WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...AND DURING THE AFTERNOON FURTHER EAST. 
WILL THEN SEE PRECIPITATION CHANGE OVER TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST DURING 
THE AFTERNOON. HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ACROSS THE I-64 
CORRIDOR...WHERE 4 TO 6 INCHES SNOWFALL ARE EXPECTED. 1 TO 4 INCHES SNOW 
AND SLEET ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED FURTHER SOUTH. WINTRY PRECIPITATION 
WILL EXIT THE AREA DURING THE EVENING...WITH FRIGID TEMPERATURES HOLDING 
OVER THE REGION ON FRIDAY.

&&

VAZ059-052200-
CHARLOTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KEYSVILLE
547 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SLEET/RAIN   SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          80           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          42           15           34           
MIN/MAX RH %          71           86           34           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  7        N  6         NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  7         N  6         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.68         0.08         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       12           2                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   12 AM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2480                      2830         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE 22                     N  1         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    54560                     2830         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             57 GEN GOOD  27 FAIR      45 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              53 GEN GOOD  15 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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