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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
328 PM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER NEW ENGLAND...AND WEDGE DOWN THE
EASTERN SEABOARD. THIS WILL BRING SOME MORNING FOG AND DRIZZLE
FRIDAY MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
FRIDAY AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDS INTO THE AREA SATURDAY WITH
A RETURN TO SUNSHINE. A COLD FRONT SLIDES ACROSS SUNDAY WITH A FEW
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. DRY AND COOLER WEATHER RETURNS FOR
NEXT WEEK.

VAZ035-190915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
328 PM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          54           71           54           78           
MAX/MIN RH %          97           59           100          49           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NE  4        E  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      E  5         LGT/VAR      SE  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            2 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3710                      4200         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 10                      S  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 37100                     29400        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            2            3            3            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      21 FAIR      23 FAIR      19 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            7            6            10           
MAX LVORI LATE        6            3            7            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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