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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
421 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL RESIDE OVER THE EASTERN 
UNITED STATES THROUGH WEDNESDAY...KEEPING TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL 
AND GENERATING WIDELY SCATTERED LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MOUNTAINS.
AS THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH SHIFTS WEST ON THURSDAY AND INTO THE 
WEEKEND...LOW LEVEL WINDS BECOME SOUTHERLY...INCREASING MOISTURE 
AND MODERATING TEMPERATURES. THE POTENTIAL FOR SHOWERS AND
STORMS WILL ALSO INCREASE.

WVZ042-292130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
421 AM EDT TUE JUL 29 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          71           48           76           
MIN/MAX RH %          48           99           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  4        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        LGT/VAR      NW  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          8 AM                                   
PRECIP END            6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6670                      7080         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 14                      NW  9        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    93380                     63720        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            4            
ADI EARLY             37 FAIR      40 FAIR      28 FAIR      
ADI LATE              58 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       9            4            8            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            7            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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