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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
547 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE 
SYSTEM PASSES ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN...RADIATING MOISTURE ACROSS THE 
MID ATLANTIC WHERE IT WILL INTERACT WITH ARCTIC AIR BUILDING IN FROM 
THE WEST. RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THROUGH THE 
MORNING WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...AND DURING THE AFTERNOON FURTHER EAST. 
WILL THEN SEE PRECIPITATION CHANGE OVER TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST DURING 
THE AFTERNOON. HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ACROSS THE I-64 
CORRIDOR...WHERE 4 TO 6 INCHES SNOWFALL ARE EXPECTED. 1 TO 4 INCHES SNOW 
AND SLEET ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED FURTHER SOUTH. WINTRY PRECIPITATION 
WILL EXIT THE AREA DURING THE EVENING...WITH FRIGID TEMPERATURES HOLDING 
OVER THE REGION ON FRIDAY.

&&

VAZ058-052200-
HALIFAX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH BOSTON
547 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     SLEET        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          80           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          46           17           34           
MIN/MAX RH %          67           90           35           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  7        N  6         NE  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  7         N  5         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.65         0.08         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       12           2                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   12 AM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2500                      2990         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE 23                     N  1         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    57500                     2990         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             55 GEN GOOD  29 FAIR      46 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              58 GEN GOOD  12 POOR      20 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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