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

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION 
TODAY THEN TO THE EAST ON THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL RESULT 
IN A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THEN 
TO SNOW EARLY THURSDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS 
WILL BE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64...AND ESPECIALLY ALONG THE RIDGES. THE SNOW 
ENDS BY LATE IN THE DAY THURSDAY.

DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START
OF THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ034-042130-
BEDFORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEDFORD
416 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           100          100          
MAX/MIN TEMP          57           34           38           
MIN/MAX RH %          69           97           68           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  6        NW  3        N  7         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  3         N  5         N  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.10         0.48         0.66         
PRECIP DURATION       7            12           12           
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2490                      2740         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N  6                      NE 14        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    14940                     38360        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      8 POOR       23 FAIR      
ADI LATE              12 POOR      9 POOR       27 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS
AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTH
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS
AROUND 19. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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