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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1036 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW HUMIDITY BUT LIGHTER WINDS ON WEDNESDAY...

GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL BE SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT AS A 
COLD FRONT SLIDES SOUTHEAST OF THE REGION. HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL SLOWLY
INCREASE AS MIXING DIMINISHES AND TEMPERATURES COOL. WINDS WILL BECOME
LIGHT LATE TONIGHT...AND HUMIDITY LEVELS SHOULD RECOVER TO BETWEEN 70 
AND 85 PERCENT. 

HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD WEDNESDAY MORNING SLIDES OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY 
EVENING. MOISTURE RETURNS FOR THURSDAY INTO SATURDAY AS A STORM
SYSTEM AFFECTS THE FORECAST AREA.
&&

VAZ035-010915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
1036 PM EDT TUE MAR 31 2015

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       CLEAR        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          38           63           34           74           
MAX/MIN RH %          75           27           84           32           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W 10G34      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  5G19     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  4        LGT/VAR      S  3         S 10G21      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6660                      5310         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  8                      SW 32        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 53280                     169920       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            5            4            3            
ADI EARLY             121 VERY GOOD37 FAIR      29 FAIR      52 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              6 VERY POOR  52 GEN GOOD  2 VERY POOR  91 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       2            3            2            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH
54 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY.
COOLER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
29 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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