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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
413 PM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...

A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION TONIGHT AND FRIDAY 
AND CROSS THE AREA FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. ANTICIPATE INCREASING 
CHANCES OF SHOWERS AND STORMS ON FRIDAY...THAT WILL CONTINUE INTO 
EARLY SATURDAY. COOLER AND SOMEWHAT DRIER WEATHER IS EXPECTED 
TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS HIGH PRESSURE 
WEDGES DOWN THE EAST SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS.

THE WEDGE WILL BREAK MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. MOISTURE AND ABOVE 
NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY ALONG
WITH A BETTER CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT. 

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VAZ035-040915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...AMHERST
413 PM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           60           50           20           
MIN/MAX TEMP          67           89           65           79           
MAX/MIN RH %          94           52           95           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)N  3         LGT/VAR      NE  3        NE  5        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NE  3        NE  3        NE  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.03         0.14         0.20         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       1            2            2            1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         8 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            2 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 6340                      4170         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NE  8                     E  8         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 50720                     33360        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            3            
ADI EARLY             17 GEN POOR  13 GEN POOR  31 FAIR      20 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              3 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      5 VERY POOR  28 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            8            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            2            6            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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