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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for SW VA...SE WV and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
158 PM EST Sat Nov 27 2021

.DISCUSSION...
Moisture increases slightly tonight ahead of a cold front, which 
crosses the area on Sunday with little to no precipitation. Monday
may have the potential for critical fire weather conditions due 
to low humidity values, gusty northwest wind and multiple days 
without precipitation. The main area of concern will be east of 
the Blue Ridge. Temperatures Monday will range from the low to 
upper 40s in the area of concern. RH values increase slightly 
Tuesday, but we will still see them bottom out in the 30-35% 
range.

WVZ042-280915-
Mercer-
Including the cities of Bluefield and Flat Top
158 PM EST Sat Nov 27 2021

                      Tonight      Sun          Sun Night    Mon          

Cloud cover           Mclear       Mclear       Pcldy        Pcldy        
Precip type           None         None         None         None         
Chance precip (%)     0            0            0            0            
Min/Max Temp          32           45           21           38           
Max/Min RH %          78           56           80           39           
Wnd20ft2min/Early(mph)SW  5        W  6G17      NW  7G17     NW  6        
Wnd20ft2min/Late(mph) W  6         W  8G17      NW  8G17     NW  5        
Precip amount         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
Precip duration                                                           
Precip begin                                                              
Precip end                                                                
Mixing hgt(ft-AGL)                 2840                      3540         
Transport wnd (mph)                W 23                      NW 18        
Vent rate (mph-ft)                 65320                     65140        
Dispersion(evening)   POOR                      FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
Haines Index          4            2            2            2            
ADI early             6 VERY POOR  53 GEN GOOD  39 FAIR      68 GOOD      
ADI late              6 VERY POOR  63 GOOD      39 FAIR      65 GOOD      
Max LVORI early       2            3            3            3            
Max LVORI late        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the upper 40s. Minimum RH 53 percent. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower
30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Minimum RH 48 percent. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 57 percent. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.
Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum RH 55 percent. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 50. Minimum RH 51 percent.
West winds 5 to 10 mph.

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