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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
536 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR
SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE. 

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT FOR
NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.

.DISCUSSION...

...VERY WINDY TODAY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN...

A COLD FRONT WILL TRAVEL EAST ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC
REGION TODAY AND WILL PUSH OFF INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TONIGHT. 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS OUR REGION TONIGHT AND 
SATURDAY...FOLLOWED BY AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WHICH WILL 
MOVE FROM TEXAS SUNDAY...TO THE MID ATLANTIC COAST BY MONDAY.

&&

VAZ035-302130-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
536 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          39           16           41           
MIN/MAX RH %          27           54           24           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW 12G33     NW  9G31     W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 15G34     W  3G18      W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    5630                      3140         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 33                     W 14         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    185790                    43960        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               FAIR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             97 GOOD      38 FAIR      28 FAIR      
ADI LATE              101 VERY GOOD9 POOR       45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       1            2            2            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            2            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH
47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY.
LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH.

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


 

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