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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
350 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR THE SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY SOUTHWEST ALONG THE
INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR...AND WEST INTO SOUTHEAST WEST
VIRGINIA

.DISCUSSION...

GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BE SHIFTING TO THE WEST THROUGH THIS 
EVENING AS A FRONT SLIDES SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE REGION. HUMIDITY
LEVELS WILL STAY BELOW 30 PERECENT TIL DUSK.

WINDS WILL BECOME LIGHT LATE TONIGHT...AND HUMIDITY LEVELS SHOULD
RECOVER TO 70 TO 85 PERCENT. 

HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD WEDNESDAY MORNING HEADS OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY 
EVENING. MOISTURE RETURNS FOR THURSDAY INTO SATURDAY AS A STORM
SYSTEM AFFECTS THE FORECAST AREA.


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WVZ042-010930-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
350 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       CLEAR        CLEAR        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          34           59           39           70           
MAX/MIN RH %          82           27           75           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 11G32     LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      S  6         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6G18     NW  3        S  5         SW  9G18     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                                              0            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 2 PM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5050                      5970         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW  7                     SW 31        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 35350                     185070       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            5            3            
ADI EARLY             126 VERY GOOD45 GEN GOOD  27 FAIR      30 FAIR      
ADI LATE              14 GEN POOR  38 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  92 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            4            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
COOLER. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH
34 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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