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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
349 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL TRACK OVER THE REGION TODAY AND BECOME A
COASTAL LOW TONIGHT...THEN A STRONG NOR-EASTER BY TUESDAY NIGHT.
THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW AND RAIN TO MUCH OF THE
REGION INTO TONIGHT. STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW SHOULD FOLLOW THIS
FEATURE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN
FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

 
&&

VAZ009-262115-
SMYTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARION
349 AM EST MON JAN 26 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           50           30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          38           19           33           
MIN/MAX RH %          73           89           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  6G20      NW 11G27     W 10G26      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 11G27     NW 11G26     NW 12G28     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.11         0.01         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       9            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3550                      3530         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 16                      NW 20        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    56800                     70600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             38 FAIR      38 FAIR      48 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              49 GEN GOOD  31 FAIR      45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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