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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM THE DELMARVA COAST...THROUGH THE
CAROLINAS AND INTO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS MORNING. THIS FRONT
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST TODAY AND TONIGHT. SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED 
THIS MORNING. UPSLOPE RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND 
SATURDAY MORNING IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATION
IS POSSIBLE AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS TONIGHT. 

HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY BEHIND THE FRONT. 

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VAZ011-272200-
GILES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PEARISBURG
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SNOW SHOWERS NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           20           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          45           19           35           
MIN/MAX RH %          50           78           37           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7        NW  8G19     NW 10G24     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  8        NW  9G20     NW 11G24     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.07         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         8 PM                      
PRECIP END            1 PM         1 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5710                      5200         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 16                     NW 23        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    91360                     119600       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             46 GEN GOOD  49 GEN GOOD  65 GOOD      
ADI LATE              48 GEN GOOD  30 FAIR      67 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE
MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 25 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH
49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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