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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
342 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS POSSIBLE TODAY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN...

LOW PRESSURE JUST OFF THE DELMARVA COAST THIS MORNING WILL DEEPEN 
AND LIFT NORTHEAST INTO THURSDAY. BACKLASH FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL BE 
FELT ACROSS OUR REGION THROUGH THURSDAY IN THE FORM OF MOSTLY CLOUDY
COOL WEATHER AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS. 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 POSSIBLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THE 
LAST WEEK OF OCTOBER.

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VAZ035-222115-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
342 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          62           41           63           
MIN/MAX RH %          53           88           48           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NW  5G20     NW  7G23     NW  7G17     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) NW 10G23     NW  5G17     NW  9G18     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.01         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM                                   
PRECIP END            4 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4620                      3820         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N 23                      NW 22        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    106260                    84040        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             49 GEN GOOD  56 GEN GOOD  48 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              60 GEN GOOD  8 POOR       61 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            4            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        1            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 48 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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