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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
919 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT EAST ACROSS 
THE REGION OVERNIGHT...THEN TO THE EAST ON THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND
THE FRONT WILL RESULT IN A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET TONIGHT...THEN TO SNOW EARLY THURSDAY. SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE
INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON THEN TAPER OFF THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION
TOTALS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460 WILL BE GENERALLY FROM ONE INCH TO UP TO 6 
INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES 
ARE POSSIBLE IN GREENBRIER AND BATH COUNTIES. DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON 
FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START OF THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ014-050915-
MONTGOMERY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLACKSBURG
919 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     SNOW/FZ RA   SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          60           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          33           34           5            33           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          72           95           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         NW  6        NW  9G21     NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        NW  7G17     NW  5        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.28         0.58         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       10           12           1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   9 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2850                      3770         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N 13                      W  9         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 37050                     33930        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  12 POOR      
ADI LATE              21 FAIR      28 FAIR      8 POOR       36 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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