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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1000 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN ALBERTA CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE WEST BY EARLY 
THIS EVENING...BEFORE MOVING ACROSS THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS
OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF SNOW AND
RAIN TO MUCH OF THE REGION LATER TONIGHT INTO MONDAY. STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW SHOULD FOLLOW THIS FEATURE MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FOR THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.
ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE REGION THURSDAY 
RESULTING IN ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW AS WELL AS 
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS TO END THE WEEK.
 
&&

WVZ042-260915-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
1000 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         SNOW/RAIN    SNOW SHOWERS SNOW SHOWERS 
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           80           60           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          34           40           21           30           
MAX/MIN RH %          92           73           91           60           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  3         W  4         NW  9G17     NW  8        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         W 10G22      NW  9G17     NW  9G19     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.13         0.13         0.03         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       6            8            6            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          8 PM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2900                      3340         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 14                     NW 24        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 40600                     80160        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            2            4            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      21 FAIR      36 FAIR      46 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              14 GEN POOR  46 GEN GOOD  36 FAIR      54 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            4            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            4            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
49 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM
RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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