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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
954 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION OVERNIGHT FOLLOWED BY DRIER
AIR BY EARLY TUESDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT...A COOLER...BREEZY...AND
SOMEWHAT UNSETTLED PATTERN EXPECTED THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WORK 
WEEK...WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVING
WITH ANOTHER FRONT ON WEDNESDAY.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL NOT FALL BELOW 
30 PERCENT THROUGH THE PERIOD. OVERALL VENTILATION AND DISPERSION 
WILL BE GOOD BUT WET FUELS FROM RECENT SOAKING RAINS WILL INHIBIT ANY 
PLANNED BURNS.
 
&&

WVZ042-210915-
MERCER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLUEFIELD...FLAT TOP
954 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         SHOWERS      TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           0            30           40           
MIN/MAX TEMP          44           62           42           60           
MAX/MIN RH %          80           31           85           49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W 11G23      W  9G19      W  8G18      W  9G23      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W 10G18      W 11G21      SW  7G17     W 13G26      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.10         0.00         0.00         0.11         
PRECIP DURATION       3                         1            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                      7 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            6 AM                      CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 8670                      7140         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 31                      W 38         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 268770                    271320       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  GOOD                      FAIR                      
LAL                   4            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            5            4            
ADI EARLY             89 GOOD      107 VERY GOOD116 VERY GOOD71 GOOD      
ADI LATE              45 GEN GOOD  111 VERY GOOD22 FAIR      126 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            4            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH
51 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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