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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
422 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...BECOMING VERY WINDY THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...

A FAST MOVING ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL SWING A COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE REGION THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  THE FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY...BUT SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHWEST 
FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATION ALONG THE 
FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

THE NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL INCREASE THURSDAY 
EVENING AND BECOME VERY STRONG AND GUSTY. GUSTS OVER 40 MPH 
CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE 
WEST THROUGH FRIDAY...BEFORE THE WINDS SUBSIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE NEXT APPRECIABLE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN/SNOW WILL COME 
WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ010-290930-
BLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLAND
422 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         SHOWERS      SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            60           70           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          21           44           24           30           
MAX/MIN RH %          81           49           85           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  5         W 10G27      NW 16G36     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         SW 10G25     NW 14G34     NW 15G33     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.04         0.09         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                    2            7            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                       11 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   5 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2850                      4150         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 28                     NW 35        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 79800                     145250       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            2            2            
ADI EARLY             2 VERY POOR  10 POOR      45 GEN GOOD  100 GOOD     
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  47 GEN GOOD  63 GOOD      95 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            4            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH
48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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