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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
405 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION PROMOTING MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS...FAIR WEATHER PERSISTING THROUGH THE FIRST
HALF OF THE DAY FRIDAY. WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY
DETERIORATE FRIDAY EVENING AS A FAST MOVING DISTURBANCE FROM
CANADA MOVES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY...THEN ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WINTER STORM
CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA...AND
INTO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA VICINITY OF
MOUNT ROGERS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FEET
WILL SEE THE GREATEST WINTRY IMPACT.

THE SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THIS WEEKEND WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A
HARD/KILLING FREEZE IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO 
THE 20S. NEAR FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE EAST OF THE
MOUNTAINS.  

THE COLD OUTBREAK WILL LAST FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 DAYS...FOLLOWED BY
WARMING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEK.

&&

VAZ035-310930-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
405 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

                      TONIGHT      FRI          FRI NIGHT    SAT          

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        CLOUDY       CLOUDY       
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         RAIN         RAIN         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            0            80           90           
MIN/MAX TEMP          36           56           38           49           
MAX/MIN RH %          91           57           93           67           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      N  6         
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      N  9G18      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.24         0.12         
PRECIP DURATION                                 9            11           
PRECIP BEGIN                                    6 PM         CONTINUING   
PRECIP END                                      CONTINUING   6 PM         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 4450                      3100         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S  6                      NE 25        
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 26700                     77500        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 VERY POOR                 
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            3            
ADI EARLY             5 VERY POOR  10 POOR      12 POOR      38 FAIR      
ADI LATE              0 VERY POOR  16 GEN POOR  5 VERY POOR  56 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY       4            6            5            5            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            3            5            3            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM
RH 57 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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