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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1151 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT BEFORE
PASSING ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY MORNING. SOUTHWEST FLOW AHEAD OF THE FRONT 
WILL ALLOW FOR AN INCREASE IN MOISTURE LEVELS ESPECIALLY AFTER MIDNIGHT WHEN
CLOUDS AND SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO PUSH ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. HOWEVER WETTING
RAINFALL FROM THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BE LIMITED WITH UP TO A TENTH 
OF AN INCH POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BE LESS EAST
OF THE BLUE RIDGE WHERE ONLY SPOTTY SPRINKLES OR BRIEF SHOWERS APPEAR LIKELY. 
STRONG WEST NORTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED BEHIND THE FRONT MONDAY AFTERNOON. 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FOR MIDWEEK. THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF WETTING 
RAIN WILL BE TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK AS A STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHES. 

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WVZ042-300915-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
1151 PM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     90           70           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           55           36           63           
MAX/MIN RH %          72           41           71           31           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  7G18      W  8G18      W  9G19      W  7G17      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  9G21     W 11G20      W  7         W 12G21      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.06         0.04         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2            3                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          2 AM         CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   2 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6090                      7240         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 30                     W 32         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 182700                    231680       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             68 GOOD      76 GOOD      109 VERY GOOD63 GOOD      
ADI LATE              33 FAIR      92 GOOD      18 GEN POOR  102 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
56 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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