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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
348 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A SERIES OF WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL LIFT NORTH ALONG
THE APPALACHIAN CHAIN THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY MONDAY...BRINGING
A GREATER CHANCE FOR SHOWERS TO THE REGION. UPPER LEVEL HIGH
PRESSURE WILL THEN STRENGTHEN AND KEEP US IN A RATHER STAGNANT
PATTERN...MAINTAINING A CHANCE FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. A WIDESPREAD WETTING
RAIN IS NOT EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. VENTILATION AND 
DISPERSION WILL CONTINUE TO BE HAMPERED BY RELATIVELY LIGHT TRANSPORT 
WINDS. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT
THROUGH THE PERIOD.

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VAZ035-310915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...AMHERST
348 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        PCLDY        PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           SHOWERS      SHOWERS      NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          64           87           64           90           
MAX/MIN RH %          91           47           95           45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            1                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          6 PM         11 AM                                  
PRECIP END            5 AM         6 PM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5670                      6230         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  3                      SE  5        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 17010                     31150        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            2            1            2            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            4            4            
ADI EARLY             29 FAIR      9 POOR       12 POOR      19 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  15 GEN POOR  1 VERY POOR  27 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            7            4            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        6            2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT.
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.

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


 

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