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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
405 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION PROMOTING MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS...FAIR WEATHER PERSISTING THROUGH THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY FRIDAY. WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY
DETERIORATE FRIDAY EVENING AS A FAST MOVING DISTURBANCE FROM
CANADA MOVES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...THEN ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINTER STORM
CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND
INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA VICINITY OF
MOUNT ROGERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET
WILL SEE THE GREATEST WINTRY IMPACT.

THE SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THIS WEEKEND WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A
HARD/KILLING FREEZE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO 
THE 20S. NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS.  

THE COLD OUTBREAK WILL LAST FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 DAYS...FOLLOWED BY
WARMING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK.

&&

VAZ009-310930-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
405 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SNOW/RAIN    SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            60           100          100          
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           50           27           37           
MAX/MIN RH %          94           67           99           76           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  6         NW 11G21     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  4         NW  9G17     NW 13G27     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.03         0.33         0.26         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            12           12           
PRECIP BEGIN                       1 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4170                      3090         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 12                      NW 22        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 50040                     67980        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             18 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  26 FAIR      41 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  27 FAIR      30 FAIR      37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            7            5            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            4            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW AND A CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH
48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
67 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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