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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
336 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WITH MORE COLD AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE OHIO VALLEY TODAY...
THEN WEDGE DOWN THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. 
WARMER AIR STARTS TO RETURN SUNDAY AND MONDAY. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT
WILL BRING A CHANCE FOR RAIN ALONG WITH A BRIEF WINTRY MIX TO THE AREA 
LATER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
AHEAD OF A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT.  

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VAZ022-280915-
ROANOKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE...SALEM
336 PM EST FRI FEB 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SLEET/RAIN   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          8            28           19           38           
MAX/MIN RH %          81           57           88           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5        LGT/VAR      SE  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  3        LGT/VAR      S  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 6 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2710                      1820         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE  5                     S 10         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 13550                     18200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      13 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  8 POOR       
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  13 GEN POOR  4 VERY POOR  13 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            3            5            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND A CHANCE
OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH
74 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. WARMER.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
71 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS AROUND
16. 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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