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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
336 PM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION THIS EVENING FROM THE 
MIDWEST...SHIFTING WINDS MORE NORTHWESTERLY AND BRINGING DRYING CONDITIONS. 

INCREASED SUNSHINE AND BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED FOR 
MONDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PASSING ACROSS THE 
SOUTHEAST STATES THREATENS TO BRING MORE RAIN BY WEDNESDAY AND ESPECIALLY
THURSDAY...RESULTING IN UNFAVORABLE BURNING CONDITIONS.

&&

VAZ035-270915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
336 PM EDT SUN APR 26 2015

                      TONIGHT      MON          MON NIGHT    TUE          

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        MCLEAR       MCLEAR       MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          39           63           38           68           
MAX/MIN RH %          92           33           81           34           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      NW  6G19     NW  6G21     N  4         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NW  9G22     NW  4        NE  4        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                                           
PRECIP BEGIN                                                              
PRECIP END                                                                
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 8710                      6380         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                NW 21                     N  6         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 182910                    38280        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            4            4            3            
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      51 GEN GOOD  64 GOOD      28 FAIR      
ADI LATE              4 VERY POOR  88 GOOD      4 VERY POOR  25 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            5            3            3            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            1            3            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 52 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF
RAIN. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH
52 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

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


 

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