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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
939 PM EST Wed Dec 2 2020

.DISCUSSION...
High pressure builds over the Mid Atlantic tonight into Thursday. 
Relative humidities should drop below 30 percent across the entire 
region on Thursday afternoon. The next wetting rain should arrive 
during Friday and Saturday due to a cold front.

WVZ042-030915-
Mercer-
Including the cities of Bluefield and Flat Top
939 PM EST Wed Dec 2 2020

                      Tonight      Thu          Thu Night    Fri          

Cloud cover           Clear        Mclear       Pcldy        Mcldy        
Precip type           None         None         Rain         Rain         
Chance precip (%)     0            0            20           60           
Min/Max Temp          20           55           34           51           
Max/Min RH %          74           22           65           44           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)W  4         Lgt/Var      SW  3        SW  3        
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) Lgt/Var      SW  4        SW  3        S  4         
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.14         
Precip duration                                 1            5            
Precip begin                                    1 AM         Continuing   
Precip end                                      Continuing   Continuing   
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)                 2860                      3650         
Transport wnd (mph)                W 14                      SW 29        
Vent rate (mph-ft)                 39470                     104940       
Dispersion(evening)   POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
Haines Index          5            5            4            2            
ADI early             7 POOR       6 VERY POOR  8 POOR       27 FAIR      
ADI late              2 VERY POOR  42 GEN GOOD  5 VERY POOR  68 GOOD      
Max LVORI early       3            3            2            3            
Max LVORI late        3            2            2            3            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Patchy fog through the night. Rain.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH
75 percent. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper
20s. Highs in the upper 30s. Minimum RH 60 percent. Northwest
winds 10 to 15 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the upper 30s. Minimum RH 59 percent. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the upper 30s. Minimum RH 58 percent. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper
20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH 53 percent. West winds 5 to
10 mph.

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
Temperatures near normal.  Precipitation near normal.