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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
550 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE FROM THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE MID ATLANTIC REGION...
DRAGGING THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT PUSHED SOUTH OF OUR AREA YESTERDAY 
BACK NORTHWARD AS A WARM FRONT. THIS WILL BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
TO THE REGION WITH A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN EXPECTED. OUR WEATHER WILL 
REMAIN UNSETTLED...WITH A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES BRINGING A 
CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THE REGION THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND...
WITH WETTING RAINFALL EACH DAY. THE COMBINATION OF RELATIVELY LOW MIXING 
HEIGHTS AND LIGHT TRANSPORT WINDS WILL CREATE FAIR TO POOR VENTILATION 
AND DISPERSION THROUGH THE PERIOD. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL 
BE ABOVE 50 PERCENT FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

&&

VAZ035-032115-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
550 AM EDT FRI JUL 3 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     80           80           60           
MAX/MIN TEMP          78           65           82           
MIN/MAX RH %          70           99           61           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      SE  3        SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  3        LGT/VAR      W  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.20         0.31         0.16         
PRECIP DURATION       5            9            2            
PRECIP BEGIN          7 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4060                      5090         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE 12                     W 14         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    48720                     71260        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             20 GEN POOR  37 FAIR      40 FAIR      
ADI LATE              38 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  42 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       10           7            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            9            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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