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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
335 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY WINDS TO SUBSIDE WITH SLOW MOISTURE RECOVERY TONIGHT...
...LOW HUMIDITY AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON...


HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY 
MORNING BEFORE MOVING EAST OF THE REGION LATER IN THE DAY. THIS WILL
RESULT IN DIMINISHING WINDS TONIGHT...WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS
TURNING SOUTHWEST ON THURSDAY. IT WILL REMAIN DRY THURSDAY WITH 
HUMIDITY LEVELS AGAIN FALLING TO BELOW 25 OR 30 PERCENT IN THE
AFTERNOON. 

THE NEXT...CHANCE...OF SHOWERS IS FRIDAY.  A COLD FRONT IS 
FORECAST TO CROSS THE AREA FRIDAY.  SIMILAR TO THE LAST
FRONTAL PASSAGE...RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE SCATTERED WITH
AMOUNTS OF A TENTH TO PERHAPS ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH. DRIER 
WEATHER UNDER HIGH PRESSURE WILL FOLLOW THIS FRONT FOR THE
WEEKEND.

WVZ042-240930-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
335 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           70           
MIN/MAX TEMP          32           72           47           70           
MAX/MIN RH %          82           21           87           37           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7G18     LGT/VAR      S  3         SW  7        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  5         W 11         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.09         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            4            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    1 AM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   5 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6540                      6010         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW  9                     W 31         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 58860                     186310       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             56 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       40 FAIR      84 GOOD      
ADI LATE              8 POOR       40 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  110 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
58 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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