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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
324 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDE EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC THIS EVENING INTO
TONIGHT...PATCHES OF LIGHT RAIN...DRIZZLE AND FOG ARE POSSIBLE 
ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. A COLD FRONT WILL 
CROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG 
BEHIND THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS COULD PRODUCE ONE 
TO TWO INCHES IN WESTERN UPSLOPE LOCATIONS. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ON 
MONDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUES INTO TUESDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS 
THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT 
INTO THURSDAY ALONG A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS FORECAST TO 
WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE REGION. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS 
BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

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VAZ018-020915-
CRAIG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW CASTLE
324 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         NONE         SLEET        SLEET/RAIN   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           0            20           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           40           22           35           
MAX/MIN RH %          89           49           81           63           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  5G18     NW 13G33     N  4         SE  6G17     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  9G31      NW  9G24     LGT/VAR      S  7G19      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.00         0.00         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION       1                         0            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                      3 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            6 AM                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3640                      2370         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 14                     SE 16        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 50960                     37920        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            4            2            
ADI EARLY             6 VERY POOR  69 GOOD      7 POOR       27 FAIR      
ADI LATE              19 GEN POOR  52 GEN GOOD  9 POOR       26 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            4            5            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
84 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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