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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
417 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...

DRY HIGH PRESSURE WEDGED ALONG THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE
APPALACHIANS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY BEFORE SLIDING TO THE
SOUTH TONIGHT. THIS WILL MAINTAIN MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ALONG WITH
SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AGAIN TODAY. WARMER
TEMPERATURES AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR A WIDESPREAD WETTING RAIN WILL BE
SUNDAY.

VAZ035-272130-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
417 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2014

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      THU          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       MCLEAR       PCLDY        
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            0            
MAX/MIN TEMP          84           63           88           
MIN/MAX RH %          46           97           45           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      SW  3        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION                                              
PRECIP BEGIN                                                 
PRECIP END                                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4100                      5320         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   N  6                      W  3         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)    24600                     15960        
DISPERSION (EVENING)               VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          5            4            4            
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       6 VERY POOR  8 POOR       
ADI LATE              23 FAIR      2 VERY POOR  12 POOR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       10           5            7            
MAX LVORI LATE        2            6            2            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM
RH 52 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.
MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

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


 

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