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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
350 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EST
MONDAY NIGHT

.DISCUSSION...

LOW PRESSURE OVER ILLINOIS THIS AFTERNOON WILL MOVE EAST TONIGHT
...REACHING PITTSBURGH BY MONDAY MORNING AND MOVING OFF THE MASSACHUSETTS
COAST MONDAY NIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL TRAILED FROM THE LOW INTO THE 
LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THIS FRONT WILL CROSS THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC 
REGION EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL ACCOMPANY THIS STORM SYSTEM WITH PRIMARILY RAIN 
FOR OUR REGION. RAIN AMOUNTS OF 0.40 TO 0.80 OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS 
WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST FOLLOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE MONDAY WITH SUSTAINED 
WINDS FROM 20 TO 35 MPH. GUST UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED...WITH THE WINDS PEAKING 
ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. 

COLDER AIR COMES IN BEHIND THE FRONT FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY. EXPECT 
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS ON WEST FACING SLOPES UNTIL MONDAY EVENING. THE WEATHER
WILL DRY OUT ON TUESDAY AND WINDS WILL DIMINISH AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS
THE AREA. 

&&

WVZ044-020930-
MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UNION
350 PM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          60           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          36           39           12           39           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          44           71           31           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  5G17      W 10G37      NW 14G34     W  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  5G23     NW 15G38     W  7G20      W  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.48         0.08         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       10           4                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4840                      3280         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 39                      SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 188760                    42640        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             40 FAIR      110 VERY GOOD48 GEN GOOD  21 FAIR      
ADI LATE              12 POOR      110 VERY GOOD22 FAIR      37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 25 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH
58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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