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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
422 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL
MOVE NORTHEAST AND INTENSIFY ALONG THE ATLANTIC COAST LATE TONIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...WITH A COLD
RAIN OR RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW WITH LITTLE TO NO SNOWFALL 
ACCUMULATIONS OVER THE PIEDMONT.

ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE FOLLOWING THIS SYSTEM COULD RESULT 
IN ANOTHER PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY 
BEFORE MUCH DRIER AND WARMER AIR ARRIVES OVER THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY 
NEXT WEEK.

&&

VAZ018-260915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
422 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    SNOW/RAIN    SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          50           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          33           37           27           41           
MAX/MIN RH %          93           82           97           60           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  9         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.32         0.48         0.04         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION       5            10           2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3050                      5100         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 13                     NW 25        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 39650                     127500       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  46 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              11 POOR      36 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  67 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            7            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN
THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
64 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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