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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
425 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL...HOLDING OVER THE DELMARVA REGION...WILL REMAIN 
THE MAIN INFLUENCE TO OUR WEATHER FOR SATURDAY...RESULTING IN WEAK 
SOUTH SOUTHEAST WINDS...SCATTERED CLOUDS AND POSSIBLY A FEW SHOWERS 
ANYWHERE FROM THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN EMPIRE. 

A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL LIFT NORTH ALONG THE APPALACHIAN 
CHAIN SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...AHEAD OF A WEAK COLD FRONT TO THE WEST. 
THIS FEATURE SHOULD BRING INCREASING MOISTURE ALONG WITH SCATTERED 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS INTO 
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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VAZ035-292115-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...AMHERST
425 AM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          87           62           87           
MIN/MAX RH %          41           98           43           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         LGT/VAR      S  3         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6740                      5870         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 10                      SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    67400                     76310        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      37 FAIR      9 POOR       
ADI LATE              66 GOOD      1 VERY POOR  37 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT.
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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