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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Central NY/Northeast PA
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
Fairly quiet and cool conditions will persist the next several
days. However, a couple of weak disturbances will result in
scattered light snow showers tonight into Wednesday morning, and
then again late Wednesday night and Thursday. Milder
temperatures are expected late in the week, with a good chance
for rain late Friday into early Saturday as a system passes.

NYZ009-120900-
Northern Oneida-
Including the city of Boonville
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy PCldy
Precip Type Snow Showers None None Snow
Chance Precip (%) 60 0 0 20
Temp (24h trend) 17 (+9) 29 (-1) 9 32
RH % (24h trend) 96 (-4) 58 (-3) 96 53
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) Lgt/Var SE 7-11
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) Lgt/Var Lgt/Var Lgt/Var SE 7-11
Precip Amount 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.01
Precip Duration 3 1
Precip Begin 6 PM 6 AM
Precip End 6 AM 6 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 2460 1680
Transport Wnd (mph) N 13 S 20
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 30110 36850
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 3 4 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ036-037-120900-
Madison-Southern Oneida-
Including the cities of Hamilton, Oneida, Rome, and Utica
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MCldy
Precip Type Snow Showers Flurries None Snow
Chance Precip (%) 50 20 0 20
Temp (24h trend) 19 (+5) 31 (0) 13 33
RH % (24h trend) 96 (-4) 60 (-6) 100 53
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) NW 3-7 SE 8-12
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) Lgt/Var Lgt/Var Lgt/Var SE 8-12
Precip Amount 0.05 0.00 0.00 0.02
Precip Duration 2 0 2
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing 6 AM
Precip End Continuing 8 AM 6 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 2330 2110
Transport Wnd (mph) N 13 S 20
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 30500 42240
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 3 4 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ015>018-120900-
Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-
Including the cities of Penn Yan, Seneca Falls, Auburn,
and Syracuse
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover Cloudy MCldy PCldy MCldy
Precip Type Snow Showers Snow Showers Snow Showers Snow
Chance Precip (%) 60 30 20 30
Temp (24h trend) 22 (-3) 33 (0) 19 36
RH % (24h trend) 96 (-4) 61 (+3) 100 61
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) Lgt/Var SE 9-13 G19
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) W 3-7 Lgt/Var Lgt/Var S 9-13 G19
Precip Amount 0.09 0.02 0.00 0.02
Precip Duration 5 1 1 2
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing 10 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 12 PM Continuing 6 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 2270 1950
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 6 S 24
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 19560 43390
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 2 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ022>025-120900-
Steuben-Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-
Including the cities of Corning, Hornell, Watkins Glen, Elmira,
and Ithaca
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover MCldy MCldy MCldy MCldy
Precip Type Snow Showers Flurries Snow Showers Snow
Chance Precip (%) 30 20 40 40
Temp (24h trend) 22 (-2) 34 (+1) 21 36
RH % (24h trend) 96 (-4) 59 (+6) 100 56
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) Lgt/Var S 8-12
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) W 4-8 Lgt/Var SE 3-7 S 9-13 G19
Precip Amount 0.04 0.01 0.01 0.02
Precip Duration 2 1 2 2
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing 8 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 11 AM Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 2680 2080
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 5 S 22
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 17450 42710
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 2 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ044-045-055-056-120900-
Cortland-Chenango-Tioga-Broome-
Including the cities of Cortland, Norwich, Owego, Waverly,
and Binghamton
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover MCldy MCldy PCldy MCldy
Precip Type Snow Showers Flurries Snow Showers Snow
Chance Precip (%) 40 20 20 30
Temp (24h trend) 19 (+1) 33 (+1) 17 33
RH % (24h trend) 96 (-4) 58 (0) 100 58
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) NW 4-8 SE 7-11
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) Lgt/Var Lgt/Var Lgt/Var S 7-11
Precip Amount 0.04 0.01 0.00 0.02
Precip Duration 2 1 1 2
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing 11 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 10 AM Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 2860 2280
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 8 S 22
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 27630 43610
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 2 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ046-057-062-120900-
Otsego-Delaware-Sullivan-
Including the cities of Oneonta, Delhi, Walton, and Monticello
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MCldy
Precip Type Snow Showers None None Snow
Chance Precip (%) 40 0 0 30
Temp (24h trend) 17 (+7) 33 (+1) 13 31
RH % (24h trend) 96 (-4) 46 (-2) 96 49
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) NW 6-10 SE 6-10
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) Lgt/Var NW 4-8 Lgt/Var SE 6-10
Precip Amount 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.04
Precip Duration 2 2
Precip Begin 7 PM 6 AM
Precip End 6 AM Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 2920 2150
Transport Wnd (mph) N 17 S 17
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 53720 40010
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 2 4 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ038-039-043-120900-
Bradford-Susquehanna-Wyoming-
Including the cities of Sayre, Towanda, Hallstead, Montrose,
and Tunkhannock
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MCldy
Precip Type Flurries None Snow Showers Snow
Chance Precip (%) 10 0 30 40
Temp (24h trend) 22 (+5) 35 (+1) 20 35
RH % (24h trend) 92 (-8) 54 (0) 100 58
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) NW 3-7 SE 6-10
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) W 3-7 Lgt/Var Lgt/Var S 6-10
Precip Amount 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.03
Precip Duration 1 1 2
Precip Begin 9 PM 9 PM Continuing
Precip End 6 AM Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 3130 2370
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 10 S 21
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 36530 44480
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ044-047-120900-
Lackawanna-Luzerne-
Including the cities of Scranton, Hazleton, and Wilkes-Barre
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover PCldy PCldy PCldy MCldy
Precip Type None None Snow Showers Snow
Chance Precip (%) 0 0 20 40
Temp (24h trend) 20 (+5) 36 (0) 20 35
RH % (24h trend) 88 (-12) 52 (+1) 92 59
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) NW 4-8 SE 6-10
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) W 3-7 Lgt/Var Lgt/Var SE 6-10
Precip Amount 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04
Precip Duration 1 2
Precip Begin 11 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 3140 2270
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 12 S 21
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 37190 41690
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ040-048-072-120900-
Northern Wayne-Pike-Southern Wayne-
Including the cities of Damascus, Equinunk, Milford,
and Honesdale
550 PM EST Tue Dec 11 2018

Tonight Wed Wed Night Thu

Cloud Cover PCldy PCldy PCldy MCldy
Precip Type Flurries None None Snow
Chance Precip (%) 10 0 0 40
Temp (24h trend) 20 (+8) 35 (0) 18 31
RH % (24h trend) 92 (-8) 46 (-5) 92 56
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) NW 6-10 SE 6-10
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) W 3-7 NW 4-8 Lgt/Var SE 7-11
Precip Amount 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04
Precip Duration 1 2
Precip Begin 12 AM 6 AM
Precip End 5 AM Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 3240 2180
Transport Wnd (mph) N 17 SE 20
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 53780 39820
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 2 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
Temperatures above normal. Precipitation above normal.

$$



 

 

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