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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
738 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
SPOTTY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE 
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING WEST 
OF THE APPALACHIANS ALLOWS A SERIES OF WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES 
TO DRIFT TOWARD THE AREA. SPOTTY RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE AROUND A 
TENTH OR TWO OF AN INCH WHERE RAINFALL DOES OCCUR. OTHERWISE...EXPECT 
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES UNDER LIGHT SOUTH SOUTHEASTERLY SURFACE WINDS 
THROUGH THE DAY. 

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WVZ042-302130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
738 AM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           30           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          80           62           83           
MIN/MAX RH %          41           99           52           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      S  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.07         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          10 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6120                      6750         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE  6                     W  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    36720                     33750        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            2            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             7 POOR       27 FAIR      12 POOR      
ADI LATE              24 FAIR      7 POOR       24 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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