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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
945 PM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION TONIGHT
BEFORE SLIDING OFFSHORE SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. A COMPLEX
STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE REGION FROM THE SOUTHWEST 
SUNDAY...MOVING THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY
BRINGING WIDESPREAD RAINFALL. STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE POSSIBLE 
FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE WEST SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

UNSEASONABLY WARM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY IN THE WAKE OF 
THIS SYSTEM BEFORE A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH BY TUESDAY...RETURNING 
TEMPERATURES TO BELOW NORMAL LEVELS FOR THE REMAINDER OF NEXT WEEK.

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VAZ035-220915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
945 PM EST FRI NOV 21 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       PCLDY        MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         SHOWERS      
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            80           
MIN/MAX TEMP          16           48           26           51           
MAX/MIN RH %          71           29           92           60           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      SW  4        SW  4        S  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  6        SW  4        SE  6        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.06         
PRECIP DURATION                                              3            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 10 AM        
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 2160                      1820         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                SW 10                     S 15         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 21600                     27300        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             2 VERY POOR  21 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  7 POOR       
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  24 FAIR      3 VERY POOR  22 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            3            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            2            4            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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