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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
403 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A WEAK WEDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE AREA TODAY
KEEPING MOIST CONDITIONS IN PLACE THROUGH TONIGHT. THE WEDGE 
SHOULD WEAKEN ON THURSDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE WELL TO THE 
NORTH STRENGTHENS FRIDAY AND RIDGES SOUTH ACROSS THE REGION
FROM OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST INTO THE WEEKEND. THIS SHOULD 
MAINTAIN OVERALL DRY WEATHER FOR WEEKS END BEFORE THE NEXT COLD
FRONT ARRIVES WITH ANOTHER CHANCE OF SHOWERS FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

WVZ042-172130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
403 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          68           47           71           
MIN/MAX RH %          61           98           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      N  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4520                      5210         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SW  8                     N  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    36160                     31260        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  8 POOR       11 POOR      
ADI LATE              37 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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