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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
539 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
FAIR WEATHER WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE DAY...
THEN RAPIDLY DETERIORATE THIS EVENING AS A FAST MOVING DISTURBANCE
FROM CANADA MOVES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...THEN ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINTER STORM
CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND
INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA VICINITY OF
MOUNT ROGERS LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET
WILL SEE THE GREATEST WINTRY IMPACT. SOME LIGHTER ACCUMULATIONS OF 
SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN THE WEST VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS AND ALONG THE 
VIRGINIA-WEST VIRGINIA BORDER. NO SNOW ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED 
IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS DUE TO WARM SOIL TEMPERATURES.  WITH THE 
EXCEPTION OF THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS...MOST OF THE AREA WILL EXPERIENCE
A COLD RAIN...RAIN AMOUNTS AVERAGING A QUARTER /0.25/ TO THREE
QUARTERS /0.75/ OF AN INCH. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE STORM SYSTEM...BEGINNING 
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO SUNDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING.

THE SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THIS WEEKEND WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A
HARD/KILLING FREEZE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO 
THE 20S. NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS.

THE COLD OUTBREAK WILL LAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND...FOLLOWED BY
WARMING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK.

&&

VAZ022-312130-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
539 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           100          100          
MAX/MIN TEMP          57           36           46           
MIN/MAX RH %          54           100          72           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      N  7G17      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NW  3        NW 11G27     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.29         0.23         
PRECIP DURATION       1            12           12           
PRECIP BEGIN          2 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5360                      3460         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 10                      N 21         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    53600                     72660        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            2            
ADI EARLY             14 GEN POOR  35 FAIR      29 FAIR      
ADI LATE              41 GEN GOOD  5 VERY POOR  63 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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