Amherst County Requested Product
Printer Friendly Version

FNUS51 KRNK 281955
FWFRNK

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
355 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL REMAIN CENTERED OVER THE EAST
COAST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. LIKEWISE...COOL HIGH
PRESSURE WILL SETTLE OVER THE REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY. DURING THE
LATTER HALF OF THE WEEK AND HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND...THE UPPER
TROUGH WILL RETROGRADE WESTWARD...AND ALLOW FOR AN INCREASE IN
MOISTURE...MODERATING TEMPERATURES...AND POTENTIAL FOR SHOWERS
AND STORMS

VAZ035-290915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
355 PM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          52           79           50           81           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          40           100          37           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  6G18     NW  3        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NW  4        LGT/VAR      SW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6090                      6730         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  8                      W  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 48720                     33650        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            5            
ADI EARLY             65 GOOD      19 GEN POOR  12 POOR      12 POOR      
ADI LATE              5 VERY POOR  36 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            9            5            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        7            2            8            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80.
MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

Site specific forecasts for wildfires and prescribed burns may be obtained by contacting the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, VA at (540) 552-0084 or by submitting a Spot Request over the Internet.

Note: Please review the Request Procedures before submitting a request. Certain limitations apply.