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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
340 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY THIS EVENING...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE MID ATLANTIC REGION WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST AND 
OFFSHORE BY MORNING. LOW PRESSURE WAS DEVELOPING OVER THE CENTRAL 
ROCKIES AND WILL TRACK INTO THE OHIO VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT THEN OFF 
THE NEW JERSEY COAST ON MONDAY. A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN IS EXPECTED 
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. ONE QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN 
INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE. 

THIS SYSTEM WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT THROUGH OUR REGION ON SUNDAY NIGHT
...WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY. STRONG 
GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY ON MONDAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH MONDAY NIGHT AND 
TUESDAY. 

&&

WVZ042-010915-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
340 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

                      TONIGHT      SUN          SUN NIGHT    MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         RAIN         RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            40           100          50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          23           50           32           38           
MAX/MIN RH %          65           37           100          50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         S  3         S  9G17      W 10G22      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  7         SW  7        NW 13G26     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.05         0.32         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            10           2            
PRECIP BEGIN                       2 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2590                      3640         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 20                      NW 36        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 51800                     131040       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            5            3            3            
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       11 POOR      20 GEN POOR  70 GOOD      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  36 FAIR      10 POOR      86 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 14. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOWS
IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SNOW. COLDER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 16. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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