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

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT EAST ACROSS 
THE REGION THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT...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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VAZ015-050930-
GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...
VOLNEY
253 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       PCLDY        CLEAR        
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           100          60           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          30           35           11           34           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          59           86           35           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  7G23      NW  7        NW 11G26     NW  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        NW 10G23     N  6G18      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.22         0.46         0.02         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       9            12           1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   9 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2390                      3930         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N 16                      W 15         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 38240                     58950        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      GOOD                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      30 FAIR      25 FAIR      14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              17 GEN POOR  33 FAIR      11 POOR      54 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            5            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            4            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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