817  
FNUS51 KPBZ 041946  
FWFPBZ  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR PENNSYLVANIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
RAIN AND MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL TURN TO SNOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE  
REGION THIS EVENING...WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED INTO  
NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA. TEMPERATURES WILL BE UNSEASONABLY COLD  
INTO THE WEEKEND.  
 
PAZ021-029-WVZ001>003-050915-  
ALLEGHENY-WASHINGTON-HANCOCK-BROOKE-OHIO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PITTSBURGH METRO AREA...WASHINGTON...  
WEIRTON...BETHANY...WHEELING  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 80 0 0  
PRECIP TYPE SNOW SNOW NONE NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 16 (-19) 19 (-18) 0 26  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 74 (-8) 90 44  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) NW 7 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 6 NW 7 LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.28 0.10 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 12 6  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 6 PM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1380 900  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4520 2950  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 13 SW 7  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 58760 20650  
DISPERSION 5 5  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 5 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
PAZ073>076-050915-  
WESTMORELAND-WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREENSBURG...LATROBE...LIGONIER...  
DONEGAL...UNIONTOWN...CHAMPION...OHIOPYLE  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 80 20 0  
PRECIP TYPE SNOW/FZ RA SNOW SNOW NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 16 (-20) 21 (-18) -1 26  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 70 (-9) 90 41  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) NW 7 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 7 NW 8 NW 5 LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.38 0.17 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 12 8 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING 10 PM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1300 950  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4260 3120  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 15 SW 5  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 63900 15600  
DISPERSION 5 4  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 5 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
OHZ059-069-PAZ031-WVZ004-012-021-022-050915-  
BELMONT-MONROE-GREENE-MARSHALL-WETZEL-MARION-MONONGALIA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. CLAIRSVILLE...WOODSFIELD...  
WAYNESBURG...MOUNDSVILLE...NEW MARTINSVILLE...FAIRMONT...  
MORGANTOWN  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 90 0 0  
PRECIP TYPE SLEET SNOW NONE NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 16 (-21) 21 (-19) -1 27  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (+1) 73 (-10) 97 43  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) N 6 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 5 N 7 LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.51 0.17 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 12 8  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 6 PM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1370 940  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4490 3080  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 10 SW 6  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 44900 18480  
DISPERSION 5 4  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
MDZ001-WVZ023-041-050915-  
GARRETT-PRESTON-TUCKER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OAKLAND MD...KINGWOOD...PARSONS  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY CLOUDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 100 40 0  
PRECIP TYPE SNOW/FZ RA SNOW SNOW NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 17 (-21) 21 (-20) -3 25  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 68 (-14) 96 41  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) NW 8 G19 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 7 NW 8 NW 7 LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.69 0.29 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 12 10 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING 1 AM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1170 1150  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3820 3780  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 16 W 9  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 61120 34020  
DISPERSION 5 5  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 3 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
OHZ039-048-057-058-068-050915-  
TUSCARAWAS-COSHOCTON-MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-NOBLE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW PHILADELPHIA...COSHOCTON...  
ZANESVILLE...CAMBRIDGE...CALDWELL  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 70 0 0  
PRECIP TYPE SNOW SNOW NONE NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 13 (-20) 20 (-17) 0 26  
RH % (24H TREND) 99 (0) 69 (-9) 91 45  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) N 7 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 6 N 6 LGT/VAR SW 5  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.22 0.07 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 12 4  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 6 PM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1420 970  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4660 3190  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 10 SW 9  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 46600 28710  
DISPERSION 5 5  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
OHZ040-049-050-050915-  
CARROLL-HARRISON-JEFFERSON OH-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CARROLLTON...CADIZ...STEUBENVILLE  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 90 70 0 0  
PRECIP TYPE SNOW SNOW NONE NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 13 (-20) 18 (-18) -1 25  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (+1) 74 (+12) 92 46  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) N 6 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 6 NW 7 LGT/VAR SW 5  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.17 0.05 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 12 4  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 6 PM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1400 930  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4600 3070  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 12 SW 8  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 55200 24560  
DISPERSION 5 5  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
OHZ041-PAZ013-014-020-050915-  
COLUMBIANA-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-BEAVER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SALEM...NEW CASTLE...BUTLER...BEAVER  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 60 50 0 0  
PRECIP TYPE SNOW SNOW NONE NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 12 (-20) 17 (-18) -2 23  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 75 (-1) 94 48  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) N 7 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 7 NW 7 NW 5 SW 5  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.10 0.03 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 4 2  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 5 PM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1390 920  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4570 3020  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 16 SW 8  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 73120 24160  
DISPERSION 5 5  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
PAZ007>009-015-016-050915-  
MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GROVE CITY...FRANKLIN...TIONESTA...  
CLARION...BROOKVILLE  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 50 40 0 0  
PRECIP TYPE SNOW SNOW NONE NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 9 (-22) 15 (-19) -4 21  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 74 (0) 95 46  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) NW 7 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 7 NW 7 NW 5 SW 6  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.07 0.02 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 2 2  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 4 PM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1260 940  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4150 3070  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 17 SW 9  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 70550 27630  
DISPERSION 5 5  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
PAZ022-023-050915-  
ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KITTANNING...INDIANA  
246 PM EST WED MAR 4 2015  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLOUDY MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 70 70 0 0  
PRECIP TYPE SNOW SNOW NONE NONE  
TEMP (24H TREND) 14 (-19) 20 (-16) -4 23  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 70 (-10) 93 45  
20FTWND-VAL/AM(MPH) NW 7 LGT/VAR  
20FTWND-RDG/PM(MPH) NW 7 NW 7 NW 6 LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.21 0.10 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 10 4  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 6 PM  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1290 920  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4230 3020  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 16 SW 6  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 67680 18120  
DISPERSION 5 4  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 5 4 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
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