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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
345 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW WILL MAINTAIN WARM AND MUGGY CONDITIONS THROUGH 
MUCH OF THIS WEEK. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL LIMIT INSTABILITY ON 
MONDAY...KEEPING SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY MORE ISOLATED TO 
WIDELY SCATTERED. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE PASSING ACROSS THE REGION 
ON TUESDAY WILL RESULT IN MORE WIDESPREAD WETTING RAINFALL. WINDS WILL 
REMAIN LIGHT...AND AFTERNOON RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 
40 PERCENT MOST LOCATIONS THROUGH MIDWEEK.

WVZ042-010915-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
345 PM EDT SUN AUG 31 2014

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           30           30           50           
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           84           66           86           
MAX/MIN RH %          94           47           88           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  4        W  6         SW  5        SW  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  5        W  8         SW  4        W  6         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.14         0.03         0.02         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION       3            2            2            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   7 AM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   1 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7470                      7490         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 21                      W 16         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 156870                    119840       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   4            3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            5            4            
ADI EARLY             27 FAIR      55 GEN GOOD  50 GEN GOOD  70 GOOD      
ADI LATE              13 GEN POOR  71 GOOD      6 VERY POOR  70 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
57 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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