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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
324 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDE EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC THIS EVENING INTO
TONIGHT...PATCHES OF LIGHT RAIN...DRIZZLE AND FOG ARE POSSIBLE 
ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. A COLD FRONT WILL 
CROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG 
BEHIND THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY. UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS COULD PRODUCE ONE 
TO TWO INCHES IN WESTERN UPSLOPE LOCATIONS. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ON 
MONDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUES INTO TUESDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS 
THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. MORE WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT 
INTO THURSDAY ALONG A MUCH STRONGER COLD FRONT THAT IS FORECAST TO 
WORK ITS WAY ACROSS THE REGION. DRIER BUT COLDER WEATHER RETURNS 
BY FRIDAY AS COLD HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN BEHIND THE EXITING FRONT.  

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WVZ042-020915-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
324 PM EST SUN MAR 1 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SHOWERS      FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           50           20           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          33           38           24           43           
MAX/MIN RH %          85           55           78           69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  5        NW 10G21     N  3         SE  7G17     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  8G23      NW  7G18     SE  4        S  9G19      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.09         0.05         0.00         0.10         
PRECIP DURATION       3            3            0            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3170                      1840         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 13                     SE 15        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 41210                     27600        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            4            3            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       63 GOOD      5 VERY POOR  18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              31 FAIR      44 GEN GOOD  9 POOR       34 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            2            4            5            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 92 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.
MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 13. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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