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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
452 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION TODAY PROMOTING MOSTLY 
CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS...FAIR WEATHER PERSISTING THROUGH THE 
FIRST HALF OF THE DAY FRIDAY.  WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY 
DETERIORATE FRIDAY EVENING AS A FAST MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM FROM 
CANADA MOVES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...AND TRIGGERING THE 
DEVELOPMENT OF A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE UPPER LEVELS OF 
THE ATMOSPHERE AS IT CROSSES THE MID ATLANTIC REGION FRIDAY NIGHT 
AND SATURDAY. WINTER STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGH 
COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR 
WESTERN VIRGINIA VICINITY OF MOUNT ROGERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. 
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET WILL SEE THE GREATEST WINTRY IMPACT.

THE SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THIS WEEKEND WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A
HARD/KILLING FREEZE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO 
THE 20S. NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS.  

THE COLD OUTBREAK WILL LAST FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 DAYS...FOLLOWED BY
WARMING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK.

&&

WVZ042-302130-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
452 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            50           
MAX/MIN TEMP          54           32           52           
MIN/MAX RH %          47           96           59           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3        LGT/VAR      S  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        LGT/VAR      W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.07         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    11 AM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3660                      4210         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW  8                     SW  8        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    29280                     33680        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            4            
ADI EARLY             29 FAIR      24 FAIR      8 POOR       
ADI LATE              29 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            3            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 76 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW AND RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM
RH 48 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM
RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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