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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
253 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT EAST ACROSS 
THE REGION THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT...THEN TO THE EAST ON 
THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL RESULT IN A TRANSITION 
FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET TONIGHT...THEN TO SNOW EARLY 
THURSDAY. SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON THEN 
TAPER OFF THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION TOTALS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460 
WILL BE GENERALLY FROM ONE INCH TO UP TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN 
MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN 
GREENBRIER AND BATH COUNTIES. DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON 
FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START OF THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ033-050930-
FRANKLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT
253 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          70           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           39           13           34           
MAX/MIN RH %          99           67           89           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        N  5         NW  8G18     N  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  5        N  7         N  5         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.33         0.70         0.04         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       10           12           1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   9 PM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3100                      3700         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE 14                     W  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 43400                     11100        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      31 FAIR      26 FAIR      24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              23 FAIR      26 FAIR      8 POOR       15 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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