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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
405 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION PROMOTING MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS...FAIR WEATHER PERSISTING THROUGH THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY FRIDAY. WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY
DETERIORATE FRIDAY EVENING AS A FAST MOVING DISTURBANCE FROM
CANADA MOVES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...THEN ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINTER STORM
CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND
INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA VICINITY OF
MOUNT ROGERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET
WILL SEE THE GREATEST WINTRY IMPACT.

THE SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THIS WEEKEND WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A
HARD/KILLING FREEZE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO 
THE 20S. NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS.  

THE COLD OUTBREAK WILL LAST FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 DAYS...FOLLOWED BY
WARMING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK.

&&

WVZ042-310930-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
405 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SNOW/RAIN    SNOW/RAIN    
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            70           100          100          
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           51           30           40           
MAX/MIN RH %          91           59           95           75           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  4         NW  9        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  3         NW  7        NW 11G18     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.03         0.25         0.20         
PRECIP DURATION                    2            12           12           
PRECIP BEGIN                       1 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4910                      2890         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  8                      N 20         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 39280                     57800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  26 FAIR      19 GEN POOR  40 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      31 FAIR      34 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            4            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS AND RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. WARMER. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
66 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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