Regional Weather Summary
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SW VA...SE WV...AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
510 AM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.WEATHER SUMMARY...
THURSDAY EVENING INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...MOSTLY CLOUDY TO
CLOUDY SKIES PREVAILED WEST OF THE CREST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS ACCOMPANIED THE CLOUD
COVER WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF A TRACE TO A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN
INCH. EAST OF THE CREST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...SKIES STARTED THURSDAY
EVENING MOSTLY CLOUDY...BUT TRENDED TO PARTLY CLOUDY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. PRE-DAWN TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MID TO UPPER 40S
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS WITH UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S ACROSS THE
PIEDMONT. WINDS WERE FROM THE NORTHWEST ACROSS THE AREA. SPEEDS
OVER THE MOUNTAINS AVERAGED AROUND 10 MPH WITH SOME LOCALLY
HIGHER GUSTS APPROACHING 20 MPH. ACROSS THE PIEDMONT...SPEEDS WERE
GENERALLY LESS THAN 5 MPH.

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
LOW PRESSURE WAS CENTERED EAST OF THE DELMARVA PENINSULA...WITH AN
ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT TRAILING SOUTHWEST ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST
OF THE UNITED STATES...THEN CUTTING THROUGH NORTHERN FLORIDA. HIGH
PRESSURE WAS CENTERED OVER MISSOURI...WITH ITS RIDGE AXIS
EXTENDING EASTWARD INTO THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS. AS WE HEAD INTO
THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND...HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN
OVER THE EAST COAST...WHILE A NORTH TO SOUTH FRONTAL SYSTEM
ALIGNS ACROSS THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE
SLOW TO HEAD EASTWARD INTO OUR REGION...AND WILL MEET RESISTANCE
FROM THE HIGH PRESSURE AS IT DOES SO BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

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