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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
356 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY...

LOW PRESSURE OFF THE NEW JERSEY COAST WILL STRENGTHEN INTO A NOR-
EASTER THAT WILL PELT NEW ENGLAND WITH HEAVY RAINFALL AND WIND 
THROUGH THE END OF THIS WEEK. ON THE BACKSIDE OF THIS SYSTEM...COOL 
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY INTO TONIGHT. A MODERATING TREND 
WILL OCCUR OVER THE WEEKEND AS THE STORM SYSTEM MOVES AWAY FROM THE 
AREA...REPLACED BY HIGH PRESSURE THAT WILL BRING WARMING CONDITIONS 
FOR THE WEEKEND...AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE LAST WEEK OF 
OCTOBER.

&&

VAZ035-232115-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
356 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          65           38           67           
MIN/MAX RH %          44           93           40           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  6G18      NW  6        W  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW  9G20     NW  4        W  4         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3330                      3350         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   NW 20                     W  8         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    66600                     26800        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            
ADI EARLY             47 GEN GOOD  38 FAIR      13 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              51 GEN GOOD  3 VERY POOR  23 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            4            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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