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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Central NY/Northeast PA
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

.SYNOPSIS...
Showers and thunderstorms will develop over the area during the
first part of tonight, then diminish after midnight. A cold
front will move south across the area late tonight and Sunday
before stalling over Pennsylvania. Some lingering showers early
Sunday will give way to high pressure and a a brief break from
any rain through Monday.

NYZ009-260900-
Northern Oneida-
Including the city of Boonville
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers None None
Chance Precip (%) 80 40 0 0
Temp (24h trend) 57 (+13) 73 (+3) 48 71
RH % (24h trend) 100 (0) 46 (-11) 100 42
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 6-10 G17 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) S 7-11 G18 W 8-12 G18 Lgt/Var NW 3-7
Precip Amount 0.52 0.01 0.00 0.00
Precip Duration 7 1
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 9 AM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 5150 5730
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 26 NW 21
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 129970 106090
DSI 0 1 0 2
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 3 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ036-037-260900-
Madison-Southern Oneida-
Including the cities of Hamilton, Oneida, Rome, and Utica
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers None None
Chance Precip (%) 80 30 0 0
Temp (24h trend) 59 (+14) 74 (+2) 50 71
RH % (24h trend) 100 (0) 46 (-7) 100 45
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 7-11 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) S 10-14 G22 NW 10-14 NW 4-8 NW 3-7
Precip Amount 0.36 0.01 0.00 0.00
Precip Duration 6 1
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 4 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 4930 5480
Transport Wnd (mph) W 28 NW 22
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 132600 105290
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 3 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ015>018-260900-
Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-
Including the cities of Penn Yan, Seneca Falls, Auburn,
and Syracuse
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover PCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers None None
Chance Precip (%) 80 30 0 0
Temp (24h trend) 61 (+13) 75 (-1) 50 72
RH % (24h trend) 97 (-3) 46 (-4) 100 46
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 7-11 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SW 11-15 G21 NW 9-13 NW 3-7 N 3-7
Precip Amount 0.34 0.00 0.00 0.00
Precip Duration 5 1
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 6 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 5190 4710
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 23 NW 17
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 112560 83370
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 4 3 2 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ022>025-260900-
Steuben-Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-
Including the cities of Corning, Hornell, Watkins Glen, Elmira,
and Ithaca
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover PCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers None None
Chance Precip (%) 70 20 0 0
Temp (24h trend) 60 (+13) 78 (+1) 50 73
RH % (24h trend) 100 (0) 47 (-3) 100 43
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 7-11 G17 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SW 9-13 G20 NW 9-13 NW 3-7 Lgt/Var
Precip Amount 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.00
Precip Duration 6 1
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 6 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 5820 6370
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 24 NW 16
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 131250 93100
DSI 0 1 0 2
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 4 4 3 2

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ044-045-055-056-260900-
Cortland-Chenango-Tioga-Broome-
Including the cities of Cortland, Norwich, Owego, Waverly,
and Binghamton
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers None None
Chance Precip (%) 80 30 0 0
Temp (24h trend) 59 (+15) 77 (+4) 50 73
RH % (24h trend) 100 (0) 50 (-4) 100 43
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 5-9 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) S 9-13 G20 NW 8-12 G17 NW 4-8 Lgt/Var
Precip Amount 0.28 0.01 0.00 0.00
Precip Duration 7 1
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 6 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 5690 6660
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 26 NW 18
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 145080 104800
DSI 0 1 0 2
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 3 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ046-057-062-260900-
Otsego-Delaware-Sullivan-
Including the cities of Oneonta, Delhi, Walton, and Monticello
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers None None
Chance Precip (%) 70 30 0 0
Temp (24h trend) 55 (+11) 78 (+9) 50 73
RH % (24h trend) 100 (0) 46 (-8) 100 39
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 6-10 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) S 9-13 G22 NW 9-13 G18 NW 5-9 Lgt/Var
Precip Amount 0.15 0.02 0.00 0.00
Precip Duration 5 1
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing 6 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 6790 7380
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 30 NW 18
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 179870 115470
DSI 0 1 0 1
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 3 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ038-039-043-260900-
Bradford-Susquehanna-Wyoming-
Including the cities of Sayre, Towanda, Hallstead, Montrose,
and Tunkhannock
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers Showers None
Chance Precip (%) 70 20 20 0
Temp (24h trend) 58 (+13) 80 (+6) 51 75
RH % (24h trend) 100 (0) 49 (+1) 100 42
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 4-8 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) S 8-12 G21 NW 7-11 N 4-8 Lgt/Var
Precip Amount 0.16 0.01 0.00 0.00
Precip Duration 6 1 0
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing 8 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 7150 7000
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 26 NW 16
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 169340 105600
DSI 0 1 0 2
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 3 4 4 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ044-047-260900-
Lackawanna-Luzerne-
Including the cities of Scranton, Hazleton, and Wilkes-Barre
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers Showers None
Chance Precip (%) 70 30 30 0
Temp (24h trend) 58 (+11) 81 (+7) 54 78
RH % (24h trend) 100 (0) 47 (+5) 100 39
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 3-7 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) S 7-11 G20 W 7-11 NW 4-8 Lgt/Var
Precip Amount 0.11 0.03 0.01 0.00
Precip Duration 5 1 0
Precip Begin 7 PM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing 8 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 7620 6990
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 24 NW 17
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 167160 107430
DSI 0 1 0 2
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 3 4 4 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ040-048-072-260900-
Northern Wayne-Pike-Southern Wayne-
Including the cities of Damascus, Equinunk, Milford,
and Honesdale
550 PM EDT Sat May 25 2019

Tonight Sun Sun Night Mon

Cloud Cover MCldy PCldy PCldy MClear
Precip Type Tstms Showers Showers None
Chance Precip (%) 70 20 20 0
Temp (24h trend) 57 (+13) 81 (+10) 52 77
RH % (24h trend) 100 (0) 44 (-9) 100 38
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) W 4-8 Lgt/Var
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) S 7-11 G19 NW 8-12 NW 5-9 Lgt/Var
Precip Amount 0.07 0.02 0.01 0.00
Precip Duration 5 1 0
Precip Begin 7 PM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing 8 PM
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl) 7730 7610
Transport Wnd (mph) NW 26 NW 18
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 168720 122020
DSI 0 1 0 2
LAL 16-25 strikesNo tstms No tstms No tstms
Haines Index 3 4 4 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

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

$$



 

 

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