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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
302 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OFFSHORE WILL MAINTAIN A MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW ACROSS
THE REGION TODAY INTO THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH
FROM THE NORTHWEST LATE IN THE WEEKEND BEFORE DIPPING SOUTH OF THE
AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK RESULTING IN MORE WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
STORMS LATER SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. COOLER AND DRIER CONDITIONS WILL
THEN BUILD IN FROM THE NORTH BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. MINIMUM 
RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. MIXING HEIGHTS WILL REMAIN FAVORABLE BUT RELATIVELY LIGHT 
TRANSPORT WINDS WILL HINDER VENTILATION RATES.

&&

VAZ035-292130-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
302 AM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     50           50           20           
MAX/MIN TEMP          84           63           89           
MIN/MAX RH %          55           91           42           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)NE  3        S  5         S  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  5        LGT/VAR      S  7         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.14         0.06         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       3            2            0            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 AM         CONTINUING   2 PM         
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   2 AM         CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    6290                      7790         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   S 12                      S 15         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    75480                     116850       
DISPERSION (EVENING)               POOR                      
LAL                   4            3            2            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             22 FAIR      32 FAIR      42 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              35 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  65 GOOD      
MAX LVORI EARLY       8            4            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            5            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 69 PERCENT. EAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 63 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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