Mercer County Requested Product
Printer Friendly Version

FNUS51 KRNK 241918
FWFRNK

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
318 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.DISCUSSION...

MAINLY DRY WEATHER WILL PREVAIL THROUGH MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE 
AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT REMAINS OVER THE EASTERN U.S. THROUGH 
MONDAY WITH TEMPERATURES CONTINUING TO WARM...AND HUMIDITY 
LEVELS CLIMBING.
  
A SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO ADVECT MOISTURE INTO
THE AREA DURING THE WEEK...PROMPTING DAILY 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
MORE ORGANIZED SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
INTO THURSDAY.  

&&

WVZ042-250930-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
318 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          56           82           61           80           
MAX/MIN RH %          79           38           86           52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  6         S  5         S  4         S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  4         SW  5        S  4         S  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    10 PM        CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6860                      6180         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 12                      S 20         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 82320                     123600       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            2            3            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             63 GOOD      35 FAIR      43 GEN GOOD  30 FAIR      
ADI LATE              13 GEN POOR  44 GEN GOOD  15 GEN POOR  63 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
70S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM
RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

Site specific forecasts for wildfires and prescribed burns may be obtained by contacting the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA at (540) 552-0084 or by submitting a Spot Request over the Internet.

Note: Please review the Request Procedures before submitting a request. Certain limitations apply.