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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
411 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015


...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS TUESDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
A BRIEF PERIOD OF HIGH PRESSURE WORKS IN OVERNIGHT FROM THE SOUTHWEST.
HOWEVER...ANOTHER CLIPPER SYSTEM SHIFT ACROSS THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND
MARYLAND AREA BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WITH THIS
SYSTEM WILL INCREASE TO 10-20 MPH AND GUSTING TO 30-40 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHER ELEVATIONS ARE GOING TO BE IN THE STRONGER WINDS.

THIS CLIPPER WILL BE MAINLY DRY THOUGH SOME SPRINKLES OR LIGHT SHOWERS
WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA INTO THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS
ALONG WITH SOME INCREASED CLOUD COVER.

FUELS WILL CONTINUE TO DRY OUT THROUGH MIDWEEK. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
OVERHEAD OR NORTH OF US WEDNESDAY WITH LIGHT WINDS...THEN OFFSHORE
THURSDAY. MOISTURE RETURNS WITH SHOWERY WEATHER ANTICIPATED FOR THURSDAY 
NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

&&

WVZ042-310915-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
411 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            20           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          35           65           36           60           
MAX/MIN RH %          70           26           89           32           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  8G18      W  7G24      W 10G27      NW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  6         W 13G29      NW  7G18     W  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                 0                         
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM                      
PRECIP END                                      10 PM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7150                      5270         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 40                      NW  7        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 286000                    36890        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            5            3            4            
ADI EARLY             78 GOOD      52 GEN GOOD  127 VERY GOOD48 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              10 POOR      135 VERY GOOD33 FAIR      47 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            1            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
COOLER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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