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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Central NY/Northeast PA
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
Low pressure moving up the East Coast will interact with a deep
plume of moisture and result in widespread showers tonight and
Sunday morning. Scattered showers and storms are possible late
Sunday. A large storm system will keep unsettled weather across
the area well into next week.

NYZ009-212100-
Northern Oneida-
Including the city of Boonville
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover MClear MCldy MCldy
Precip Type None Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 0 80 80
Temp (24h trend) 82 (-2) 60 (+3) 80
RH % (24h trend) 32 (-5) 100 (0) 60
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 6-10 SE 11-15 G22
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SE 9-13 SE 6-10 SE 5-9
Precip Amount 0.00 0.26 0.28
Precip Duration 4 5
Precip Begin 10 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)6030 6730
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 20 S 26
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 104230 150200
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms 1-8 strikes
Haines Index 4 3 2

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ036-037-212100-
Madison-Southern Oneida-
Including the cities of Hamilton, Oneida, Rome, and Utica
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover PCldy MCldy MCldy
Precip Type None Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 0 80 80
Temp (24h trend) 83 (0) 59 (+1) 81
RH % (24h trend) 37 (+3) 100 (0) 58
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 7-11 G17 SE 12-16 G26
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SE 10-14 SE 7-11 S 6-10
Precip Amount 0.00 0.34 0.26
Precip Duration 6 5
Precip Begin 8 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)5680 6000
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 18 S 28
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 101400 150290
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms 1-8 strikes 9-15 strikes
Haines Index 4 3 2

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ015>018-212100-
Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-
Including the cities of Penn Yan, Seneca Falls, Auburn,
and Syracuse
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover PCldy MCldy MCldy
Precip Type None Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 0 100 90
Temp (24h trend) 82 (-3) 58 (-4) 79
RH % (24h trend) 37 (+3) 100 (+4) 60
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 8-12 G18 SE 7-11 G19
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SE 10-14 SE 4-8 S 5-9
Precip Amount 0.00 0.67 0.38
Precip Duration 7 5
Precip Begin 6 PM Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)5420 5440
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 21 S 23
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 101800 132480
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms 1-8 strikes
Haines Index 4 4 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ022>025-212100-
Steuben-Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-
Including the cities of Corning, Hornell, Watkins Glen, Elmira,
and Ithaca
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover PCldy Cloudy MCldy
Precip Type Showers Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 30 100 80
Temp (24h trend) 76 (-6) 56 (-3) 77
RH % (24h trend) 45 (+6) 100 (0) 60
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 8-12 G20 SW 4-8
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SE 10-14 G20 SE 6-10 G17 S 4-8
Precip Amount 0.03 0.87 0.32
Precip Duration 1 10 4
Precip Begin 1 PM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)4940 4500
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 22 S 23
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 96680 96230
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms 9-15 strikes
Haines Index 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ044-045-055-056-212100-
Cortland-Chenango-Tioga-Broome-
Including the cities of Cortland, Norwich, Owego, Waverly,
and Binghamton
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover PCldy MCldy MCldy
Precip Type Showers Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 20 100 80
Temp (24h trend) 77 (-5) 57 (+1) 78
RH % (24h trend) 41 (+1) 100 (0) 60
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 7-11 G17 SE 7-11 G22
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SE 9-13 G18 E 6-10 S 6-10
Precip Amount 0.01 0.66 0.26
Precip Duration 0 9 4
Precip Begin 2 PM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)5240 5980
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 16 S 26
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 86860 148700
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms 9-15 strikes
Haines Index 4 4 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

NYZ046-057-062-212100-
Otsego-Delaware-Sullivan-
Including the cities of Oneonta, Delhi, Walton, and Monticello
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover PCldy MCldy MCldy
Precip Type Showers Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 20 80 80
Temp (24h trend) 76 (-5) 57 (+2) 79
RH % (24h trend) 40 (+8) 100 (0) 58
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 5-9 SE 9-13 G25
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SE 9-13 E 9-13 G23 SE 6-10
Precip Amount 0.00 0.49 0.26
Precip Duration 0 8 4
Precip Begin 4 PM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)5430 5590
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 18 S 25
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 86470 147430
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms 9-15 strikes
Haines Index 4 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ038-039-043-212100-
Bradford-Susquehanna-Wyoming-
Including the cities of Sayre, Towanda, Hallstead, Montrose,
and Tunkhannock
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover PCldy Cloudy MCldy
Precip Type Showers Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 40 100 70
Temp (24h trend) 75 (-7) 58 (0) 79
RH % (24h trend) 48 (+8) 100 (0) 58
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 5-9 S 3-7
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) SE 7-11 E 7-11 G20 S 3-7
Precip Amount 0.06 1.04 0.26
Precip Duration 1 12 3
Precip Begin 11 AM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)5360 5780
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 17 S 23
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 85900 133100
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms 9-15 strikes
Haines Index 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ044-047-212100-
Lackawanna-Luzerne-
Including the cities of Scranton, Hazleton, and Wilkes-Barre
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover PCldy Cloudy MCldy
Precip Type Showers Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 60 100 60
Temp (24h trend) 74 (-8) 58 (0) 79
RH % (24h trend) 48 (+9) 100 (0) 60
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 5-9 S 3-7
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) E 7-11 E 11-15 G25 Lgt/Var
Precip Amount 0.16 1.17 0.22
Precip Duration 2 12 4
Precip Begin 8 AM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)4090 4960
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 13 S 22
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 73970 112520
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms 1-8 strikes 9-15 strikes
Haines Index 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

PAZ040-048-072-212100-
Northern Wayne-Pike-Southern Wayne-
Including the cities of Damascus, Equinunk, Milford,
and Honesdale
551 AM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Today Tonight Sun

Cloud Cover PCldy Cloudy MCldy
Precip Type Showers Showers Tstms
Chance Precip (%) 40 90 70
Temp (24h trend) 74 (-7) 58 (+3) 79
RH % (24h trend) 46 (+6) 100 (0) 60
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph) SE 4-8 S 4-8
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph) E 8-12 E 10-14 G23 SE 3-7
Precip Amount 0.03 0.81 0.24
Precip Duration 1 11 4
Precip Begin 1 PM Continuing Continuing
Precip End Continuing Continuing Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)5230 5120
Transport Wnd (mph) SE 18 S 23
Vent Rate (kt-ft) 84480 124320
DSI 1 0 1
LAL No tstms No tstms 9-15 strikes
Haines Index 3 3 3

REMARKS...None.

$$

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

$$


 

 

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