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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
312 PM EST THU NOV 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY UP TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS 
AND COLDER AIR MOVING IN KEEPS A DEEPER MIXED LAYER OVER THE 
REGION...AND GENERATES SOME SNOW SHOWERS ALONG THE FAR WESTERN 
SLOPES OF THE BLUE RIDGE. QUIET AND DRY WEATHER IS ON TAP FOR 
THE WEEKEND...BUT CONDITIONS WILL GET WINDY FOR SUNDAY AND SUNDAY 
NIGHT...ESPECIALLY ON THE RIDGES...AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES OFF TO 
OUR SOUTHEAST AND LOW LEVEL WINDS INCREASE ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE 
HIGH FROM THE SOUTHWEST.

&&

VAZ035-280930-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
312 PM EST THU NOV 27 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          23           41           25           48           
MAX/MIN RH %          73           41           78           47           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  7        NW  6        LGT/VAR      SW  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  6        W  5         LGT/VAR      SW  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 3870                      2160         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  9                      SW 13        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 34830                     28080        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      43 GEN GOOD  4 VERY POOR  18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              8 POOR       33 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH
63 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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