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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
311 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST
TONIGHT AND REMAIN ENTRENCHED ACROSS THE AREA INTO SATURDAY
KEEPING MAINLY DRY WEATHER IN PLACE. A WEAK UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL SLIDE NORTH ALONG THE APPALACHIANS SUNDAY INTO
MONDAY BRINGING BETTER CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND STORMS...MAINLY TO
THE MOUNTAINS INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. HIGH PRESSURE STRENGTHENS IN
THE WAKE OF THIS FEATURE RESULTING IN DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER BY
THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. 
&&

WVZ042-280915-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
311 PM EDT THU AUG 27 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          54           80           59           82           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          45           93           50           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SE  3        S  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      S  3         S  3         S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              0            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 2 PM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6870                      6950         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  8                      S  9         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 54960                     62550        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            5            
ADI EARLY             33 FAIR      30 FAIR      35 FAIR      22 FAIR      
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  38 FAIR      6 VERY POOR  38 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            7            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            1            5            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND
80. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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