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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
331 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL LINGER ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. A COLD 
FRONT TO THE NORTHWEST WILL SLIDE SOUTHEAST CROSSING THE AREA
DURING THURSDAY. ADDITIONAL SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE
EXPECTED ALONG THE FRONT INTO THURSDAY EVENING BEFORE DRIER AIR
SWINGS EAST. DRY HIGH PRESSURE FOLLOWS THE FRONT THURSDAY
NIGHT WITH MUCH LOWER HUMIDITY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
&&

VAZ035-300930-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...AMHERST
331 PM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

                      TONIGHT      THU          THU NIGHT    FRI          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     30           40           40           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          69           91           61           88           
MAX/MIN RH %          98           53           96           38           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  3         LGT/VAR      NW  3        LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      SW  3        NW  3        LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.04         0.04         0.02         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       3            2            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         9 AM         CONTINUING                
PRECIP END            3 AM         CONTINUING   12 AM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4870                      6420         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W  5                      W  7         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 24350                     44940        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   3            3            3            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            3            4            5            
ADI EARLY             26 FAIR      20 GEN POOR  14 GEN POOR  24 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  20 GEN POOR  3 VERY POOR  45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            8            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        7            2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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