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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
430 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY. A WARM FRONT 
WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING. LOW PRESSURE OVER THE 
CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA AND WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT 
INTO THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. 

THERE IS A CHANCE LIGHT RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL 
WARM TONIGHT AND THE PROBABILITY OF RAIN INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT. MODERATE 
TO HEAVY RAIN IS LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 

COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

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

&&

VAZ010-032145-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
430 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           70           100          
MAX/MIN TEMP          50           45           57           
MIN/MAX RH %          64           90           73           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  6        SW  7G20     SW  9G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  7G19      SW  9G21     W  7G20      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.09         0.15         0.28         
PRECIP DURATION       2            6            12           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    1550                      2250         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE 12                     SW 17        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    18600                     38250        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      10 POOR      23 FAIR      
ADI LATE              11 POOR      10 POOR      25 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            4            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN...SLEET WITH SNOW LIKELY AND
FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.
MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 8. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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