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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
322 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

ANOTHER UPPER DISTURBANCE WILL DROP SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE APPALACHIANS TONIGHT 
AND OFFSHORE EARLY WEDNESDAY. MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES ALONG WITH 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
BUILD EAST INTO OUR REGION ON WEDNESDAY RESULTING IN CONTINUED VERY DRY WEATHER
UNDER DIMINISHING WINDS. A FAST MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL DRAG A TRAILING COLD
FRONT THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY BRINGING THE NEXT SHOT AT MEASURABLE LIGHT
PRECIPITATION INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. MUCH COLDER AIR BEHIND THIS FRONT SHOULD AGAIN
RESULT IN STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN ON SATURDAY. ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE STORM SYSTEM LOOKS TO AFFECT THE REGION
BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND WITH MORE IN THE WAY OF WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION. 

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VAZ018-280930-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
322 PM EST TUE JAN 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLEAR        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          17           40           19           41           
MAX/MIN RH %          68           32           77           46           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 12G33     NW  8G23     W  3         S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 10G28     NW  6        LGT/VAR      SE  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                              1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 11 AM        
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3580                      2580         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 10                     SW 21        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35800                     54180        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             39 FAIR      41 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              38 FAIR      35 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       1            2            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW AND
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY AND
A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH.

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


 

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