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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
113 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...

AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDE EAST OVER THE ATLANTIC THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG 
IS EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. 

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TONIGHT WITH RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS 
BEHIND THE FRONT. UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS COULD PRODUCE ONE 
TO TWO INCHES IN WESTERN UPSLOPE LOCATIONS THIS MORNING. 

HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ON THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUES INTO TUESDAY. 
A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT.  WET WEATHER IS 
EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY ALONG A MUCH STRONGER COLD 
FRONT THAT WILL WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE REGION. 

DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE 
BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

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VAZ043-030615-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
113 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         FRZ RAIN     RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           60           90           
MIN/MAX TEMP          28           40           38           56           
MAX/MIN RH %          86           63           95           77           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  3         SE  3        S  5         SW  7        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  4         SW  8        SW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.03         0.07         0.24         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            5            9            
PRECIP BEGIN                       11 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 1860                                   
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SE 12                     N/A          
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 22320                                  
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            N/A          
HAINES INDEX          4            2            2                         
ADI EARLY             30 FAIR      19 GEN POOR                            
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  25 FAIR                                
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5                                      
MAX LVORI LATE        5            4                                      

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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