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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
416 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION 
TODAY THEN TO THE EAST ON THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL RESULT 
IN A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THEN 
TO SNOW EARLY THURSDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS 
WILL BE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...AND ESPECIALLY ALONG THE RIDGES. THE SNOW 
ENDS BY LATE IN THE DAY THURSDAY.

DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START
OF THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ009-042130-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
416 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         FRZ RAIN     SNOW/FZ RA   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          100          
MAX/MIN TEMP          59           27           33           
MIN/MAX RH %          72           98           62           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW 11G28     W  4         NW  7        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  9G23     NW  5        NW  9G22     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.22         0.38         0.42         
PRECIP DURATION       11           12           12           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2660                      3100         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 18                      NW 18        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    47880                     55800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             35 FAIR      11 POOR      28 FAIR      
ADI LATE              34 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  40 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            7            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS
AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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