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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
335 PM EDT SUN JUL 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...
UPPER DISTURBANCES WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ACROSS THE AREA THIS
EVENING IN ADVANCE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT THAT WILL BE
ARRIVING FROM THE NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. THESE FEATURES MAY
TRIGGER STRONG TO POTENTIALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS INTO EARLY
TONIGHT. THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION BY EARLY
MONDAY...RESULTING IN COOLER WEATHER INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE WORK
WEEK.

VAZ035-280915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
335 PM EDT SUN JUL 27 2014

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     60           0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          66           85           56           80           
MAX/MIN RH %          90           43           94           44           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)SW  7G17     W  9G19      W  4         N  3         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  9         W 11G21      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.13         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       3                                                   
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM                                                
PRECIP END            6 AM                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 7460                      7570         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                W 22                      NW  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 164120                    37850        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  FAIR                      POOR                      
LAL                   4            2            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             12 POOR      61 GOOD      81 GOOD      32 FAIR      
ADI LATE              9 POOR       72 GOOD      2 VERY POOR  31 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       5            6            5            6            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            1            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS
AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM
RH 63 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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