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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
358 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT TO OUR WEST WILL TRAVEL EAST THROUGH THE AREA 
TONIGHT. GUSTY WINDS AND SOME MOUNTAINS SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES 
ARE POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. MUCH COLDER WEATHER 
CONTINUES FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. SOME ADDITIONAL MOUNTAIN 
SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH 
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. 

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VAZ022-270915-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
358 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           60           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          36           53           23           43           
MAX/MIN RH %          82           38           82           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  8G20     NW  6G17     NW  9G21     NW  9G19     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  9G20     NW  8G18     NW  8G17     NW  9G19     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.32         0.09         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            3                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6850                      8320         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 13                     NW 20        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 89050                     166400       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   3            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            4            4            
ADI EARLY             74 GOOD      49 GEN GOOD  44 GEN GOOD  67 GOOD      
ADI LATE              28 FAIR      41 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      70 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            1            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            2            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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