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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
919 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHEAST CANADA WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT EAST ACROSS 
THE REGION OVERNIGHT...THEN TO THE EAST ON THURSDAY. COLDER AIR BEHIND
THE FRONT WILL RESULT IN A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN AND
SLEET TONIGHT...THEN TO SNOW EARLY THURSDAY. SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE
INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON THEN TAPER OFF THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION
TOTALS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460 WILL BE GENERALLY FROM ONE INCH TO UP TO 6 
INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES 
ARE POSSIBLE IN GREENBRIER AND BATH COUNTIES. DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON 
FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START OF THE WEEKEND. 

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VAZ059-050915-
CHARLOTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KEYSVILLE
919 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          100          80           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          33           40           15           33           
MAX/MIN RH %          95           78           89           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  8        N  5         NE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  6         N  8         N  5         LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.20         0.57         0.06         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       7            12           2                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   12 AM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2950                      2570         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE 21                     NE  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 61950                     17990        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  48 GEN GOOD  28 FAIR      48 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              25 FAIR      42 GEN GOOD  9 POOR       23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            4            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            4            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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