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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
354 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...
GENERALLY GOOD VENTILATION AND DISPERSION DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS 
THROUGH TODAY. A LOW MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST WILL BRING 
A CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN TO THE REGION WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.
THIS WILL ALSO BRING DOWN MIXING HEIGHTS AND INCREASE RH LEVELS.
SOME SHOWERS MAY LINGER THROUGH FRIDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES
IN FROM THE WEST THIS WEEKEND.

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WVZ042-282130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
354 AM EDT TUE APR 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          61           40           62           
MIN/MAX RH %          39           94           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        NE  3        SE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) N  3         SE  3        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    8 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5070                      6410         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N  3                      NW  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    15210                     32050        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             39 FAIR      15 GEN POOR  24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              36 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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