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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1031 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY TODAY...

HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE OHIO VALLEY THIS MORNING WILL
BUILD EAST ACROSS THE APPALACHIANS THIS AFTERNOON...PRODUCING
A DRY NORTHWEST WIND.

MEANWHILE...AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES
WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY. THIS FAST 
MOVING CLIPPER LIKE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE GREAT LAKES BY 
THURSDAY. A COLD FRONT TRAILING SOUTH FROM THE LOW WILL CROSS
THE APPALACHIANS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 
SOME MOUNTAIN RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS THIS FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH
THE AREA MAINLY DRY.  BEHIND THE FRONT LOOK FOR STRONG GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY.

THE NEXT APPRECIABLE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAIN/SNOW WILL COME 
WITH A STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL APPROACH FROM THE SOUTHWEST
LATE IN THE WEEKEND. 

&&

VAZ035-282130-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
1031 AM EST WED JAN 28 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           CLEAR        MCLEAR       MCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          43           19           43           
MIN/MAX RH %          25           69           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  3G19     LGT/VAR      S  4G20      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  3        LGT/VAR      S  8G22      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    12 PM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3830                      2590         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N  8                      S 23         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    30640                     59570        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  19 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              30 FAIR      1 VERY POOR  46 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            2            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            2            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND
30. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 25 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 18. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH 26 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
AND SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM
RH 47 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW AND RAIN
LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. MINIMUM RH
44 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH.

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


 

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