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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
439 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND OVER THE REGION THIS MORNING 
INTO THIS AFTERNOON. A WEAK COLD FRONT TRACKS SOUTHEAST INTO OUR 
AREA BY THIS EVENING...BEFORE STALLING ACROSS THE CAROLINAS AND 
WASHING OUT ON WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE SETS BACK UP OVER THE EAST 
BY FRIDAY WITH YET ANOTHER COLD FRONT MOVING TOWARD US THIS WEEKEND.

A MUGGY AND VERY WARM AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
WEEK. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON INTO 
WEDNESDAY AS A WEAK FRONT TRAVELS ACROSS OUR REGION.

WVZ042-022130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
439 AM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           50           0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          84           64           84           
MIN/MAX RH %          52           96           51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         W  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  8         LGT/VAR      NW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.07         0.09         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            3                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   5 AM                      
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6870                      7670         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 16                      NW  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    109920                    38350        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             48 GEN GOOD  48 GEN GOOD  16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              54 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       19 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 54 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 57 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
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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