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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
446 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS NORTHEAST AND DEEPEN ALONG THE COAST THIS MORNING
BEFORE MOVING EAST OF THE VIRGINIA CAPES THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM WILL
BRING WIDESPREAD RAIN EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS AND ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE 
MOUNTAINS INTO EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. 

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE FOLLOWING THIS SYSTEM COULD RESULT 
IN ANOTHER PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY 
BEFORE MUCH DRIER AND WARMER AIR ARRIVES OVER THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY 
NEXT WEEK. THE NEXT WEAK COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE
AREA BY THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

&&

WVZ042-262130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
446 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    SNOW         SNOW         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     100          60           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          39           29           38           
MIN/MAX RH %          61           97           68           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      SW  3        W  5         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  4        SW  3        W  9         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.40         0.05         0.09         
PRECIP DURATION       8            3            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2960                      5440         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 10                     NW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    29600                     130560       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      7 POOR       36 FAIR      
ADI LATE              21 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  64 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 20. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN
THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
66 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH
51 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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