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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.

&&

WVZ043-280930-
SUMMERS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HINTON...HIX
255 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SNOW SHOWERS NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           30           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          18           33           13           49           
MAX/MIN RH %          77           38           72           18           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7        NW  8G19     NW  6G17     LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  7        NW  9G20     LGT/VAR      SW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.01         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   4 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5440                      5370         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 22                     SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 119680                    69810        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             50 GEN GOOD  67 GOOD      85 GOOD      22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              29 FAIR      81 GOOD      10 POOR      50 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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