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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
333 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL GRADUALLY BUILD EAST
ACROSS THE AREA RESULTING IN OVERALL DRY WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY.
HOWEVER PASSING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL RESULT IN PERIODS OF 
MID AND HIGH CLOUDINESS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. A WEAK AREA 
OF LOW PRESSURE WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP ALONG THE GULF COAST STATES 
LATER FRIDAY AND MOVE EAST...PERHAPS BRINGING A PERIOD OF LIGHT
WINTRY PRECIPITATION ON SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM
THE NORTH SHOULD RESULT IN SOME BRIEF DRYING ON SUNDAY BEFORE MOISTURE
RETURNS EARLY NEXT WEEK AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT SET TO CROSS
THE REGION LATER TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

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WVZ042-182130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
333 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SPRINKLES    NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          40           24           39           
MIN/MAX RH %          49           84           51           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  4         NW  5        NW  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  4         NW  5        NW  5        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2430                      3030         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 14                      NW 12        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    34020                     36360        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             28 FAIR      12 POOR      31 FAIR      
ADI LATE              27 FAIR      12 POOR      33 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...SNOW LIKELY AND RAIN. LOWS AROUND
30. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 83 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN...
FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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