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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SW VA...SE WV AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
329 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST U.S. 
THROUGH THE WEEKEND WHILE DEEP LOW PRESSURE SLIDES EAST AND
OFFSHORE THE GEORGIA COAST ON SATURDAY. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM
WILL BRING AN INCREASINGLY MOIST EASTERLY FLOW TO THE REGION 
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED
THROUGH SATURDAY WITH LIGHT RAIN SPREADING INTO SOUTHERN 
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA LATE THIS EVENING...CONTINUING 
INTO SATURDAY. AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES EAST OF THE
REGION SUNDAY...HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN WITH DRIER 
CONDITIONS...WHICH SHOULD LAST INTO MONDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL 
BRING A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS EVEN SOME THUNDERSTORMS
TO THE REGION TUESDAY.

WITH RESPECT TO PRESCRIBED BURNS...CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
LESS THAN IDEAL THROUGH SATURDAY WITH INCREASING LOW-LEVEL 
MOISTURE...CHANCES FOR RAIN GENERALLY SOUTH OF U.S. 460...AND
EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW. IMPROVED CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY
AND MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE...SUNSHINE...AND DRIER CONDITIONS
RETURN TO THE AREA. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT
EXPECTED INTO NEXT WEEK AT THIS TIME.

VAZ035-190915-
AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AMHERST
329 PM EDT FRI APR 18 2014

                      TONIGHT      SAT          SAT NIGHT    SUN          

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLDY        MCLEAR       
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         RAIN         NONE         NONE         
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     20           20           0            0            
MIN/MAX TEMP          42           67           41           68           
MAX/MIN RH %          94           39           78           33           
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)LGT/VAR      N  4         NE  6        NE  6        
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR      NE  9        NE  6        NE  7        
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00         0.00         
PRECIP DURATION       1            0                                      
PRECIP BEGIN          11 PM        CONTINUING                             
PRECIP END            CONTINUING   9 AM                                   
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)                 5520                      4550         
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                E 13                      E  9         
VENT RATE (MPH-FT)                 71760                     40950        
DISPERSION (EVENING)  VERY POOR                 POOR                      
LAL                   1            1            1            1            
HAINES INDEX          4            4            3            4            
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      43 GEN GOOD  34 FAIR      36 FAIR      
ADI LATE              1 VERY POOR  50 GEN GOOD  7 POOR       36 FAIR      
MAX LVORI EARLY       3            7            3            4            
MAX LVORI LATE        5            1            3            1            

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. 
.MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. WEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH
43 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

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


 

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