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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
445 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
EXPECT LIGHT WINDS AND DECREASING CLOUD COVER THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON 
AS HIGH PRESSURE CONTROLS THE WEATHER PATTERN. THE HIGH WILL SHIFT 
EAST THROUGH THE DAY...AND BEGIN BUILDING SOUTHWARD ACROSS NEW ENGLAND 
AND THE MID ATLANTIC TONIGHT TO WEDGE AGAINST THE EASTERN FACE OF THE 
APPALACHIANS. WETTING PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY 
LATE TONIGHT AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST AND 
PUSHES NORTHEAST. AREAS OF THE MOUNTAINS CAN EXPECT RAIN...FREEZING 
RAIN AND SLEET...WHILE MAINLY RAIN WILL FALL EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. 

A VERY STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY...
BRINGING RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE AREA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE.

&&

VAZ035-212130-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
445 AM EST SUN DEC 21 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      MON          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ DRZL     FRZ RAIN     SLEET/RAIN   
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            50           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          45           29           35           
MIN/MAX RH %          55           88           69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      NE  3        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.01         0.16         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            10           
PRECIP BEGIN                       11 PM        CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3410                      2090         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S  2                      E 10         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    6820                      20900        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            2            
ADI EARLY             4 VERY POOR  3 VERY POOR  18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              18 GEN POOR  5 VERY POOR  14 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            4            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            4            8            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
FREEZING RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM
RH 89 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 88 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH
46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH
60 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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