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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
429 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL AGAIN WEDGE SOUTH ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
APPALACHIANS THROUGH THURSDAY. A STRONG COLD FRONT ARRIVES LATER
FRIDAY FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER AIR FOR THE WEEKEND. THIS FRONT WILL
BRING A ROUND OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A FEW THUNDERSTORMS.

WVZ042-022115-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
429 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            80           
MAX/MIN TEMP          79           57           75           
MIN/MAX RH %          35           83           61           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SE  3        S  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.23         
PRECIP DURATION                                 6            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    8 AM         
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6780                      4860         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  5                     SW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    33900                     116640       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  29 FAIR      29 FAIR      
ADI LATE              33 FAIR      7 POOR       62 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT.
WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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