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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
516 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE APPALACHIANS 
WILL RESULT IN POOR VENTILATION AND DISPERSION CONDITIONS THROUGH 
TUESDAY. LOW PRESSURE PASSING ALONG THE COAST TODAY WILL BRING 
WETTING RAINFALL TO MAINLY THE PIEDMONT...WITH LIGHT BANDS OF THE 
PRECIPITATION ADVANCING ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...WHERE POCKETS OF 
FREEZING RAIN ARE POSSIBLE. 

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY NIGHT AS A DEEP LOW 
PRESSURE SYSTEM LIFTS NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO. THE LOW 
WILL DRAG A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY 
EVENING...BRINGING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA.  
HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES WITH 
FAIR AND SEASONABLE WEATHER THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

&&

VAZ035-222145-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
516 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      TUE          

CLOUD COVER           CLOUDY       CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           SLEET/RAIN   RAIN         FRZ RAIN     
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     70           40           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          34           33           40           
MIN/MAX RH %          66           99           92           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  4        NE  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NE  5        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.19         0.01         0.04         
PRECIP DURATION       8            2            4            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    1460                      1160         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NE  8                     S  2         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    11680                     2320         
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            3            2            
ADI EARLY             15 GEN POOR  8 POOR       3 VERY POOR  
ADI LATE              15 GEN POOR  3 VERY POOR  2 VERY POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            9            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            9            10           

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 84 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS
LIKELY. COOLER. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM
RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS AROUND
30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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