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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM THE DELMARVA COAST...THROUGH THE
CAROLINAS AND INTO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS MORNING. THIS FRONT
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTHEAST TODAY AND TONIGHT. SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED 
THIS MORNING. UPSLOPE RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL OCCUR TONIGHT AND 
SATURDAY MORNING IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATION
IS POSSIBLE AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS TONIGHT. 

HIGH PRESSURE WILL COVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH STRONG GUSTY
WINDS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY BEHIND THE FRONT. 

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VAZ043-272200-
HENRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTINSVILLE
501 AM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          20           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          52           27           45           
MIN/MAX RH %          46           66           28           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  4         NW  3        NW  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  3         NW  4        NW  8        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.27         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            0                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   10 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5620                      5850         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  6                     NW 21        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    33720                     122850       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             50 GEN GOOD  14 GEN POOR  69 GOOD      
ADI LATE              41 GEN GOOD  12 POOR      88 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 24 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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