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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
430 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY. A WARM FRONT 
WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING. LOW PRESSURE OVER THE 
CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA AND WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT 
INTO THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. 

THERE IS A CHANCE LIGHT RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL 
WARM TONIGHT AND THE PROBABILITY OF RAIN INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT. MODERATE 
TO HEAVY RAIN IS LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 

COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

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

&&

VAZ047-032145-
BUCKINGHAM-
430 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           50           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          35           33           62           
MIN/MAX RH %          58           100          69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         S  7         SW  8        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  5         SW  9        W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.05         0.12         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            3            
PRECIP BEGIN          9 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2130                      2240         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE  7                     S  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    14910                     13440        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  18 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              20 GEN POOR  12 POOR      16 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. NORTH
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS
AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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