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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
348 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A STATIONARY FRONT WILL REMAIN STALLED OVER THE AREA THROUGH THIS 
UPCOMING WEEKEND. THIS FRONT WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR PERIODIC 
ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY...THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY OF THE SHOWERS AND
STORMS. THIS WILL ALSO KEEP RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ABOVE 50 PERCENT
FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE...AND RECOVERING CLOSE TO 100 PERCENT
AT NIGHT. THE FRONT SHOULD SHIFT BACK SOUTH OF THE AREA BRINGING 
A RETURN OF COOLER AIR FOR THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

VAZ035-210930-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
348 PM EDT WED AUG 20 2014

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     40           20           30           60           
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           90           65           87           
MAX/MIN RH %          100          46           100          56           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      W  3         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      W  5         LGT/VAR      W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.05         0.01         0.05         0.08         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1            2            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         9 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            12 AM        CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5610                      4670         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 12                      W 13         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 67320                     60710        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            3            4            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      23 FAIR      15 GEN POOR  25 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  41 GEN GOOD  2 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            10           5            9            
MAX LVORI LATE        8            2            7            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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