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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
430 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST TODAY. A WARM FRONT 
WILL LIFT NORTH THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING. LOW PRESSURE OVER THE 
CENTRAL PLAINS WILL TRACK INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA AND WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT 
INTO THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. 

THERE IS A CHANCE LIGHT RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL 
WARM TONIGHT AND THE PROBABILITY OF RAIN INCREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT. MODERATE 
TO HEAVY RAIN IS LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 

COLDER AIR BEHIND THE FRONT WILL ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION FROM RAIN TO SNOW 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

DRY HIGH PRESSURE ARRIVES ON FRIDAY...AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE START
OF THE WEEKEND. 

&&

VAZ035-032145-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
430 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      WED          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           FRZ RAIN     FRZ RAIN     RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           50           70           
MAX/MIN TEMP          36           32           59           
MIN/MAX RH %          54           100          69           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SE  4        SW  7G22     SW  7G25     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) S  5         SW  7G21     W  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.02         0.05         0.15         
PRECIP DURATION       2            2            5            
PRECIP BEGIN          7 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    2320                      2330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE  8                     S  5         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    18560                     11650        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          2            2            2            
ADI EARLY             16 GEN POOR  9 POOR       10 POOR      
ADI LATE              19 GEN POOR  9 POOR       8 POOR       
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            6            4            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...RAIN...SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING
RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH
71 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 12. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOWS
AROUND 18. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 49 PERCENT. WEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

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


 

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