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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
343 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

.DISCUSSION...

FIRE WEATHER THREATS WILL REMAIN MINIMAL AS A WARM AND HUMID AIR MASS
CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION OVER AT LEAST THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. WINDS
WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES QUITE HIGH THROUGH
THE PERIOD AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT MAINTAINS A VERY SUMMER LIKE
PATTERN WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. A COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE
OVER THE WEEKEND WITH MORE SHOWERS POSSIBLE.

VAZ035-030915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
343 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    THU          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           0            0            30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          66           86           65           88           
MAX/MIN RH %          96           51           96           53           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  5         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.00         0.00         0.03         
PRECIP DURATION       3                                      1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                   8 AM         
PRECIP END            1 AM                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5680                      5160         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                N  2                      S  8         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 11360                     41280        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            2            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            4            
ADI EARLY             33 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  19 GEN POOR  16 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  19 GEN POOR  2 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            7            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH
65 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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