Smyth County Requested Product
Printer Friendly Version

FNUS51 KRNK 270901
FWFRNK

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM THE DELMARVA COAST...THROUGH THE
CAROLINAS AND INTO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS MORNING. THIS FRONT
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST TODAY AND TONIGHT. SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED 
THIS MORNING. UPSLOPE RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND 
SATURDAY MORNING IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATION
IS POSSIBLE AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS TONIGHT. 

HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY BEHIND THE FRONT. 

&&

VAZ009-272200-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           40           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          44           18           35           
MIN/MAX RH %          49           83           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  8        NW  9G21     NW 10G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  9        NW 10G22     NW 10G23     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.08         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       3            2                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5960                      5650         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 16                     NW 20        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    95360                     113000       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             41 GEN GOOD  48 GEN GOOD  60 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              50 GEN GOOD  28 FAIR      63 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE
MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 25 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

Site specific forecasts for wildfires and prescribed burns may be obtained by contacting the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA at (540) 552-0084 or by submitting a Spot Request over the Internet.

Note: Please review the Request Procedures before submitting a request. Certain limitations apply.