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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
954 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION OVERNIGHT FOLLOWED BY DRIER
AIR BY EARLY TUESDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT...A COOLER...BREEZY...AND
SOMEWHAT UNSETTLED PATTERN EXPECTED THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WORK 
WEEK...WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVING
WITH ANOTHER FRONT ON WEDNESDAY.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL NOT FALL BELOW 
30 PERCENT THROUGH THE PERIOD. OVERALL VENTILATION AND DISPERSION 
WILL BE GOOD BUT WET FUELS FROM RECENT SOAKING RAINS WILL INHIBIT ANY 
PLANNED BURNS.
 
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VAZ035-210915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
954 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015

                      TONIGHT      TUE          TUE NIGHT    WED          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         NONE         TSTMS        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           0            0            30           
MIN/MAX TEMP          47           69           43           66           
MAX/MIN RH %          81           28           80           41           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  9G24     W  6G19      W  6G19      SW  7G23     
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  7G22      W  9G21      SW  4G17     SW 12G28     
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.08         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       2                                      1            
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                   12 PM        
PRECIP END            12 AM                                  CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 8000                      7330         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 25                      W 36         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 200000                    263880       
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   4            1            1            3            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            5            4            
ADI EARLY             70 GOOD      95 GOOD      122 VERY GOOD53 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE              12 POOR      121 VERY GOOD4 VERY POOR  122 VERY GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        3            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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