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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
334 PM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL BRING A CHANCE 
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.
HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BRING DRY AND HOT CONDITIONS TO THE REGION 
WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE NEXT FRONTAL SYSTEM BRINGS A CHANCE FOR 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BACK TO THE FORECAST FOR THE END OF
THE WEEK. VENTILATION RATES AND DISPERSION WILL GENERALLY BE GOOD 
WITH A TYPICAL DIURNAL BIAS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL 
INCREASE FROM THE 30S AND 40S TODAY TO NO LOWER THAN 50 PERCENT BY 
THURSDAY. 

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VAZ035-040930-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...AMHERST
334 PM EDT MON AUG 3 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            30           20           0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          65           92           64           90           
MAX/MIN RH %          91           44           87           37           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  4        SW  3        W  4         LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SW  4        SW  5        LGT/VAR      W  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.04         0.01         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                    1            1                         
PRECIP BEGIN                       11 AM        CONTINUING                
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   12 AM                     
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7020                      6560         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 15                      W 14         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 105300                    91840        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            3            2            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             51 GEN GOOD  35 FAIR      44 GEN GOOD  31 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  68 GOOD      2 VERY POOR  45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            6            3            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            1            4            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY
AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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