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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
413 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK LOW PRESSURE ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST STATES WILL PASS EAST AND
OFFSHORE THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM MAY BRING A PERIOD OF
LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO MAINLY SOUTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS THIS MORNING
BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATER THIS AFTERNOON. DRY WEATHER BRIEFLY RETURNS ON 
SUNDAY FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL CHANCES FOR MAINLY RAIN...WITH SOME FREEZING 
RAIN POSSIBLE...LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. ANOTHER STRONGER STORM SYSTEM
ARRIVES MIDWEEK. THIS SYSTEM LOOKS TO BRING ADDITIONAL RAINFALL 
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF AN ASSOCIATED STRONG COLD FRONT THAT
WILL USHER IN WINDY AND COLDER WEATHER FOR CHRISTMAS DAY. 

&&

WVZ042-202115-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
413 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SNOW/RAIN    NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          40           27           43           
MIN/MAX RH %          67           91           59           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2440                      3100         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  3                     S  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    7320                      9300         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            3            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      1 VERY POOR  12 POOR      
ADI LATE              10 POOR      1 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
AND RAIN SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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