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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
416 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION TODAY...AND THEN 
SLOW DOWN AND DEEPEN AS A LARGE UPPER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS 
THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION BY WEDNESDAY. FOR OUR REGION THIS PATTERN 
WILL RESULT IN CHANCES OF SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS...ALONG WITH 
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY...WITH A WARMING 
TREND AND LIGHTER WINDS BY THE END OF THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

WVZ042-212130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
416 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           50           40           
MAX/MIN TEMP          58           37           50           
MIN/MAX RH %          56           94           68           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         NW  6        NW  8G18     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  8        NW  6        NW 10G19     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.07         0.04         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5690                      3780         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 24                     N 25         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    136560                    94500        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             38 FAIR      68 GOOD      61 GOOD      
ADI LATE              70 GOOD      34 FAIR      63 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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