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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
318 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

.DISCUSSION...

MAINLY DRY WEATHER WILL PREVAIL THROUGH MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE 
AT THE SURFACE AND ALOFT REMAINS OVER THE EASTERN U.S. THROUGH 
MONDAY WITH TEMPERATURES CONTINUING TO WARM...AND HUMIDITY 
LEVELS CLIMBING.
  
A SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW WILL CONTINUE TO ADVECT MOISTURE INTO
THE AREA DURING THE WEEK...PROMPTING DAILY 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
MORE ORGANIZED SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY
INTO THURSDAY.  

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VAZ035-250930-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
318 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          56           83           61           84           
MAX/MIN RH %          90           38           85           54           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)S  5         S  6         S  5         SW  4        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  3         S 10         S  3         S  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.02         
PRECIP DURATION                                              1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 8 AM         
PRECIP END                                                   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4860                      4950         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 18                      S 16         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 87480                     79200        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  POOR                      POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             43 GEN GOOD  33 FAIR      65 GOOD      27 FAIR      
ADI LATE              2 VERY POOR  54 GEN GOOD  5 VERY POOR  44 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        4            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM
RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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