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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
358 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT TO OUR WEST WILL TRAVEL EAST THROUGH THE AREA 
TONIGHT. GUSTY WINDS AND SOME MOUNTAINS SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES 
ARE POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. MUCH COLDER WEATHER 
CONTINUES FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. SOME ADDITIONAL MOUNTAIN 
SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH 
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. 

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VAZ047-270915-
BUCKINGHAM-
358 PM EDT THU MAR 26 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           90           30           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          41           50           30           46           
MAX/MIN RH %          89           54           85           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  7        N  5         LGT/VAR      NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  7         N  3         LGT/VAR      NW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.23         0.38         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       8            8            2            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   4 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4410                      9470         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N 15                      NW 15        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 66150                     142050       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   2            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             50 GEN GOOD  65 GOOD      23 FAIR      55 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              35 FAIR      65 GOOD      4 VERY POOR  74 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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