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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
422 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...BECOMING VERY WINDY THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...

A FAST MOVING ALBERTA CLIPPER WILL SWING A COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE REGION THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  THE FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY...BUT SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHWEST 
FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATION ALONG THE 
FAR WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

THE NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL INCREASE THURSDAY 
EVENING AND BECOME VERY STRONG AND GUSTY. GUSTS OVER 40 MPH 
CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE 
WEST THROUGH FRIDAY...BEFORE THE WINDS SUBSIDE FRIDAY NIGHT.

THE NEXT APPRECIABLE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN/SNOW WILL COME 
WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. 

&&

VAZ046-290930-
APPOMATTOX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...APPOMATTOX
422 PM EST WED JAN 28 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          19           44           30           39           
MAX/MIN RH %          71           37           69           30           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  3         SW  6        NW  8G18     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  8G19      W  6         NW 11G21     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    0                                      
PRECIP BEGIN                       3 PM                                   
PRECIP END                         6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2630                      5220         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 22                     NW 31        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 57860                     161820       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3            4            
ADI EARLY             3 VERY POOR  17 GEN POOR  23 FAIR      81 GOOD      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  44 GEN GOOD  8 POOR       92 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 24 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM
RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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