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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
555 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A COLD FRONT THAT EXTENDED FROM EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TO EAST
TENNESSEE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST AND OFF THE COAST THIS
MORNING. LIGHT RAIN WILL BE SCATTERED OVER SOUTHERN VIRGINIA AND 
NORTHERN NORTH CAROLINA UNTIL THE FRONT GOES THROUGH. 

HIGH PRESSURE AND DRIER AIR WILL FOLLOW BEHIND THE FRONT. THE HIGH 
WILL BE CENTERED OVER THE OHIO VALLEY TONIGHT AND WILL MOVE EAST...
EXTENDING SOUTH INTO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION. AS LOW LEVEL WINDS BECOME
EAST TO SOUTHEAST...LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL RETURN TO THE SOUTHERN 
BLUE RIDGE LATE TONIGHT...ALONG WITH SOME PATCHY DRIZZLE AND LIGHT RAIN. 

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS ON TUESDAY WILL MOVE 
NORTHEAST. MUCH WARMER AIR MOVES IN ALOFT BUT WITH THE WEDGE AT THE 
SURFACE...TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL. A STRONG COLD FRONT 
WILL PASS THROUGH OUR AREA ON WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL 
BRING A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL AMOUNTS
UP TO 1.5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY. 

DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE 
BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

&&

NCZ005-022130-
ROCKINGHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDEN
555 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          48           30           35           
MIN/MAX RH %          44           87           66           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         LGT/VAR      E  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        LGT/VAR      S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.06         
PRECIP DURATION                                 2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    7 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3460                      1270         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  8                     S  8         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    27680                     10160        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             53 GEN GOOD  5 VERY POOR  8 POOR       
ADI LATE              51 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  13 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            6            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE MID 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN. MUCH COLDER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTH
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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