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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
536 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

...LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY...

A COLD DRY AIRMASS RESIDES OVER THE FORECAST AREA.  EVEN THOUGH
TEMPERATURES WILL NOT RISE MUCH TODAY...THE HUMIDITY WILL BE QUITE 
DRY WITH AFTERNOON MINIMUMS IN THE TEENS. MODEST NORTHWEST WINDS
OF 5 TO 15 MPH WILL DIMINISH LATER TODAY.

HIGH PRESSURE WHICH IS CENTERED OVER THE REGION TODAY...WILL MOVE
SOUTHEAST AND OFF THE COAST TONIGHT. MEANWHILE...AN AREA OF LOW 
PRESSURE WILL BE DEVELOPING OVER KANSAS.  THIS LOW WILL TRACK EAST 
PASSING JUST NORTH OF OUR REGION SUNDAY NIGHT.  CLOUDS FROM THIS 
SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD OUR REGION TONIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH A PERIOD
OF WETTING RAIN SUNDAY NIGHT.  SOME WINTRY MIX IS POSSIBLE ALONG
THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR...BUT THIS WILL PRIMARILY BE A RAIN
EVENT FOR THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS...RAIN AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER TO
A HALF INCH.   

&&

VAZ035-312200-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
536 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLDY        CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            30           
MAX/MIN TEMP          42           22           48           
MIN/MAX RH %          21           77           39           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)W  3         LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) W  4         LGT/VAR      S  5         
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION                                 1            
PRECIP BEGIN                                    12 PM        
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    3280                      2880         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   W 12                      S 17         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    39360                     48960        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             21 FAIR      4 VERY POOR  8 POOR       
ADI LATE              35 FAIR      0 VERY POOR  35 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            2            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            4            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...RAIN. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS
AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 17. HIGHS
IN THE MID 30S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER
20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 19. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 30S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.

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


 

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