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

.DISCUSSION...

AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDE EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC THIS EVENING INTO
TONIGHT...PATCHES OF LIGHT RAIN...DRIZZLE AND FOG ARE POSSIBLE 
ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. A COLD FRONT WILL 
CROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG 
BEHIND THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS COULD PRODUCE ONE 
TO TWO INCHES IN WESTERN UPSLOPE LOCATIONS. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ON 
MONDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUES INTO TUESDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS 
THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT 
INTO THURSDAY ALONG A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS FORECAST TO 
WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE REGION. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS 
BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

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WVZ044-020915-
MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...UNION
324 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SHOWERS      SLEET        SLEET/RAIN   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           40           20           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           37           21           37           
MAX/MIN RH %          88           55           80           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  5G17     NW 11G29     N  3         SE  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  8G28      NW  8G23     LGT/VAR      SE  7G18     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.01         0.00         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1            0            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   3 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3330                      2050         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 14                     SE 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 46620                     34850        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            4            2            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  70 GOOD      5 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      
ADI LATE              20 GEN POOR  52 GEN GOOD  9 POOR       27 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            4            6            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 88 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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