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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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NCZ002-020915-
ALLEGHANY NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA
324 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SHOWERS      FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           20           30           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          37           45           28           39           
MAX/MIN RH %          92           47           72           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         NW 13G29     N  4         SE  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  9G27      NW  9G21     SE  3        S  7G18      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.00         0.01         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   12 AM        CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   4 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2650                      1710         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 15                     S 14         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 39750                     23940        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       59 GEN GOOD  6 VERY POOR  32 FAIR      
ADI LATE              19 GEN POOR  47 GEN GOOD  8 POOR       31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            3            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 84 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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