144  
FNUS51 KPBZ 151755  
FWFPBZ  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR PENNSYLVANIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA  
155 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM RETURN TO THE FORECAST THURSDAY THROUGH  
SATURDAY, WITH THE APPROACH AND PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT.  
NEITHER DAY WILL BE A WASH OUT. DRY WEATHER RETURNS SUNDAY AND  
MONDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND NORMAL.  
 
PAZ021-029-031-073>076-160915-  
ALLEGHENY-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-WESTMORELAND RIDGES-  
FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PITTSBURGH METRO AREA, WASHINGTON,  
CANONSBURG, WAYNESBURG, MURRYSVILLE, GREENSBURG, NEW KENSINGTON,  
LIGONIER, DONEGAL, UNIONTOWN, CHAMPION, AND OHIOPYLE  
155 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 50 60 60  
TEMP (24H TREND) 65 (+1) 83 (+1) 67 81  
RH % (24H TREND) 91 (-5) 61 (-1) 96 76  
20FT WND-VAL/AM(MPH) LGT/VAR SW 7  
20FT WND-RDG/PM(MPH) LGT/VAR S 5 S 5 SW 7  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.08 0.35 0.17  
PRECIP DURATION 2 6 8  
PRECIP BEGIN 8 AM CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 2100 1140  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 6910 3730  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SW 14 SW 16  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 82920 52220  
DISPERSION 4 3  
LAL 1 4 4 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 3 2 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
WVZ001>004-012-021-160915-  
HANCOCK-BROOKE-OHIO-MARSHALL-WETZEL-MARION-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEIRTON, FOLLANSBEE, WELLSBURG, WHEELING,  
MOUNDSVILLE, NEW MARTINSVILLE, AND FAIRMONT  
155 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 50 60 60  
TEMP (24H TREND) 66 (+2) 85 (+2) 67 81  
RH % (24H TREND) 91 (-6) 58 (-1) 96 75  
20FT WND-VAL/AM(MPH) LGT/VAR SW 6  
20FT WND-RDG/PM(MPH) LGT/VAR SW 5 S 5 SW 7  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.09 0.40 0.19  
PRECIP DURATION 2 6 8  
PRECIP BEGIN 7 AM CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 2410 1160  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 7910 3790  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SW 18 SW 16  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 126560 53060  
DISPERSION 5 4  
LAL 1 4 4 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 3 3 3  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
MDZ001-WVZ509>514-160915-  
GARRETT-MONONGALIA-  
RIDGES OF EASTERN MONONGALIA AND NORTHWESTERN PRESTON-PRESTON-  
EASTERN PRESTON-WESTERN TUCKER-EASTERN TUCKER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, OAKLAND MD,  
GRANTSVILLE, MORGANTOWN, COOPERS ROCK, KINGWOOD, BRUCETON MILLS,  
TERRA ALTA, ROWLESBURG, HAZELTON, PARSONS, HENDRICKS,  
SAINT GEORGE, DAVIS, THOMAS, AND CANAAN VALLEY  
155 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 30 50 60  
TEMP (24H TREND) 62 (+1) 83 (+5) 65 80  
RH % (24H TREND) 90 (-6) 56 (-6) 94 74  
20FT WND-VAL/AM(MPH) LGT/VAR SW 7  
20FT WND-RDG/PM(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR SW 8  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.02 0.23 0.17  
PRECIP DURATION 1 2 7  
PRECIP BEGIN 12 PM CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 2100 1050  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 6900 3440  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 18 W 18  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 110400 55040  
DISPERSION 5 4  
LAL 1 3 4 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 3 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
OHZ057>059-068-069-160915-  
MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-BELMONT-NOBLE-MONROE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ZANESVILLE, CAMBRIDGE, MARTINS FERRY,  
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, CALDWELL, AND WOODSFIELD  
155 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY CLOUDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 60 60 60  
TEMP (24H TREND) 67 (+3) 83 (-1) 68 81  
RH % (24H TREND) 92 (-5) 64 (+6) 95 74  
20FT WND-VAL/AM(MPH) LGT/VAR SW 5  
20FT WND-RDG/PM(MPH) LGT/VAR S 6 S 6 SW 6  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.14 0.41 0.17  
PRECIP DURATION 5 9 8  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 AM CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1690 1250  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 5560 4090  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SW 23 SW 16  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 111200 57260  
DISPERSION 5 4  
LAL 3 4 4 4  
HAINES INDEX 3 3 3 3  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
OHZ039>041-048>050-160915-  
TUSCARAWAS-CARROLL-COLUMBIANA-COSHOCTON-HARRISON-JEFFERSON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NEW PHILADELPHIA, DOVER, CARROLLTON,  
MALVERN, EAST LIVERPOOL, SALEM, COLUMBIANA, COSHOCTON, CADIZ,  
AND STEUBENVILLE  
155 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY CLOUDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 30 70 70 60  
TEMP (24H TREND) 67 (+3) 82 (-2) 68 81  
RH % (24H TREND) 93 (-3) 68 (+10) 97 72  
20FT WND-VAL/AM(MPH) LGT/VAR SW 5  
20FT WND-RDG/PM(MPH) LGT/VAR S 6 S 6 W 6  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.01 0.20 0.43 0.14  
PRECIP DURATION 1 6 9 8  
PRECIP BEGIN 1 AM CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1370 1270  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 4500 4150  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) S 15 W 17  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 58500 62250  
DISPERSION 4 4  
LAL 3 4 4 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 3 2 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
PAZ007>009-013>016-020-022-023-160915-  
MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON-BEAVER-  
ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SHARON, HERMITAGE, GROVE CITY, OIL CITY,  
FRANKLIN, TIONESTA, NEW CASTLE, ELLWOOD CITY, BUTLER, CLARION,  
PUNXSUTAWNEY, BROOKVILLE, ALIQUIPPA, BEAVER FALLS, AMBRIDGE,  
MONACA, KITTANNING, FORD CITY, AND INDIANA  
155 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY MCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 60 70 60  
TEMP (24H TREND) 65 (+3) 82 (+1) 66 80  
RH % (24H TREND) 94 (-4) 67 (+5) 99 76  
20FT WND-VAL/AM(MPH) LGT/VAR SW 6  
20FT WND-RDG/PM(MPH) LGT/VAR S 5 S 5 SW 7  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.18 0.41 0.15  
PRECIP DURATION 4 9 8  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 AM CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MIXING HGT(M-AGL/MSL) 1080 1150  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3550 3790  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) S 8 SW 13  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 24850 41690  
DISPERSION 3 3  
LAL 2 4 5 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 3 2 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS  
10 TO 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.  
LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
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