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FNUS51 KCTP 211624
FWFCTP
Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Central Pennsylvania
National Weather Service State College PA
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
.DISCUSSION...
Unseasonably warm air with near record afternoon high
temperatures will occur across the southeastern half of the State
once again today. A strong cold front will push into the
Commonwealth during the day before stalling out just to the south
of the state for tonight through the end of the week. Several weak
waves of low pressure will ride along the front and bring bouts
rain to the region. Temperatures at the surface and aloft will be
cold enough for periods of light, mixed precipitation tonight,
Thursday and Thursday night.
PAZ004>006-010-011-212115-
Warren-McKean-Potter-Elk-Cameron-
Including the cities of Warren, Bradford, Coudersport, St. Marys,
Ridgway, and Emporium
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
                                Today      Tonight          Thu
Cloud Cover                     MCldy       Cloudy       Cloudy
Precip Type                      Rain   Sleet/rain   Sleet/rain
Chance Precip (%)                  80           60           90
Temp (24h trend)              64 (-5)     27 (-25)           35
RH % (24h trend)              57 (+6)      100 (0)           69
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)        SW 10 G25                     NE  5
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)        NW  8 G21         N  6         E  5
Precip Amount                    0.10         0.05         0.23
Precip Duration                     4            5            9
Precip Begin                     6 AM   Continuing   Continuing
Precip End                 Continuing   Continuing   Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)           2320          560         1470
Transport Wnd (mph)              W 14         N  7         E 14
Vent Rate (kt-ft)               57510         1710        21950
Dispersion                          5            1            5
DSI                                 1            0            1
LAL                          NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS
Haines Index                        3            3            2
RH Recovery                 Excellent    Excellent    Excellent
REMARKS...None.
.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely or a chance of freezing drizzle
or freezing rain. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 40s. Minimum
RH 77 percent. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs
in the upper 40s. Minimum RH 67 percent. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Minimum RH 64 percent. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s.
Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH 50 percent. West winds 10 to
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s. Minimum RH 53 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
$$
PAZ012-017-018-212115-
Northern Clinton-Clearfield-Northern Centre-
Including the cities of Renovo, DuBois, Clearfield,
and Philipsburg
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
                                Today      Tonight          Thu
Cloud Cover                     MCldy       Cloudy       Cloudy
Precip Type                      Rain     Frz Rain     Frz Rain
Chance Precip (%)                  40           60          100
Temp (24h trend)              67 (-5)     30 (-18)           36
RH % (24h trend)             56 (+10)      100 (0)           75
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)        SW  9 G25                     NE  6
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)         W  8 G23         N  7         E  5
Precip Amount                    0.06         0.11         0.40
Precip Duration                     1            6           10
Precip Begin                    10 AM   Continuing   Continuing
Precip End                 Continuing   Continuing   Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)           3140          800         1530
Transport Wnd (mph)              W 22         N  7         E 15
Vent Rate (kt-ft)               81740         3340        24800
Dispersion                          5            2            5
DSI                                 1            0            1
LAL                          NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS
Haines Index                        3            2            2
RH Recovery                 Excellent    Excellent    Excellent
REMARKS...None.
.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely or a chance of freezing drizzle
or freezing rain. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 40s.
Minimum RH 81 percent. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows around 40. Highs in the
upper 40s. Minimum RH 70 percent. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain. Lows around 40. Highs around 50. Minimum RH
64 percent. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
40s. Minimum RH 50 percent. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 40s. Minimum RH 51 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
$$
PAZ024-033-212115-
Cambria-Somerset-
Including the cities of Johnstown and Somerset
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
                                Today      Tonight          Thu
Cloud Cover                     PCldy       Cloudy       Cloudy
Precip Type                      Rain         Rain     Frz Rain
Chance Precip (%)                  40           70          100
Temp (24h trend)              68 (-5)     32 (-24)           38
RH % (24h trend)              48 (+9)      100 (0)           85
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)        SW 12 G32                  E  8 G17
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)         W 12 G33        NW  6     E  8 G20
Precip Amount                    0.08         0.14         0.48
Precip Duration                     2            5           10
Precip Begin                    10 AM   Continuing   Continuing
Precip End                 Continuing   Continuing   Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)           3620          770         1430
Transport Wnd (mph)             SW 30         N 10         E 15
Vent Rate (kt-ft)              144060         2550        29010
Dispersion                          5            2            5
DSI                                 0            0            1
LAL                          NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS
Haines Index                        3            2            2
RH Recovery                 Excellent    Excellent    Excellent
REMARKS...None.
.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain or drizzle likely or a chance of
freezing rain and freezing drizzle likely. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs around 50. Minimum RH 77 percent. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 50s.
Minimum RH 76 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s.
Minimum RH 62 percent. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.
Highs in the upper 40s. Minimum RH 55 percent. West winds 15 to
20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
40s. Minimum RH 53 percent. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
$$
PAZ019-025>028-212115-
Southern Centre-Blair-Huntingdon-Mifflin-Juniata-
Including the cities of State College, Altoona, Huntingdon,
Mount Union, Lewistown, and Mifflintown
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
                                Today      Tonight          Thu
Cloud Cover                     PCldy       Cloudy       Cloudy
Precip Type                      Rain         Rain     Frz Rain
Chance Precip (%)                  40           50          100
Temp (24h trend)              72 (-1)     32 (-18)           38
RH % (24h trend)              49 (+3)      100 (0)           78
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)        SW  7 G22                     NE  6
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)         W  8 G26         N  7        NE  5
Precip Amount                    0.05         0.07         0.48
Precip Duration                     2            4           10
Precip Begin                    10 AM   Continuing   Continuing
Precip End                 Continuing   Continuing   Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)           3280         1010         1710
Transport Wnd (mph)              W 15        NE 12        NE 13
Vent Rate (kt-ft)               64800         3350        30180
Dispersion                          5            2            5
DSI                                 1            0            1
LAL                          NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS
Haines Index                        3            2            2
RH Recovery                 Excellent    Excellent    Excellent
REMARKS...None.
.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely or a chance of drizzle or
freezing rain or freezing drizzle. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs
in the lower 40s. Minimum RH 82 percent. South winds 10 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs
in the lower 50s. Minimum RH 71 percent. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs
in the lower 50s. Minimum RH 64 percent. South winds 15 to
20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 40s. Minimum RH 51 percent. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
40s. Minimum RH 50 percent. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
$$
PAZ034-035-212115-
Bedford-Fulton-
Including the cities of Bedford and McConnellsburg
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
                                Today      Tonight          Thu
Cloud Cover                     PCldy       Cloudy       Cloudy
Precip Type                      Rain         Rain     Frz Rain
Chance Precip (%)                  50           50          100
Temp (24h trend)              75 (-1)     34 (-16)           39
RH % (24h trend)              38 (+1)      96 (-4)           79
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)        SW  7 G23                     NE  7
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)         W  9 G27         N  7         E  5
Precip Amount                    0.05         0.07         0.45
Precip Duration                     1            3           11
Precip Begin                    10 AM   Continuing   Continuing
Precip End                 Continuing   Continuing   Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)           5260         1210         1620
Transport Wnd (mph)              W 23         N 16        NE 14
Vent Rate (kt-ft)              135390         6930        26160
Dispersion                          5            3            5
DSI                                 1            0            1
LAL                          NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS
Haines Index                        3            2            2
RH Recovery                 Excellent    Excellent    Excellent
REMARKS...None.
.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain or drizzle or freezing rain and
freezing drizzle likely. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
40s. Minimum RH 82 percent. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs
in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 74 percent. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 50s.
Minimum RH 60 percent. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 50.
Minimum RH 51 percent. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
40s. Minimum RH 49 percent. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
$$
PAZ037-041-042-212115-
Tioga-Northern Lycoming-Sullivan-
Including the cities of Mansfield, Wellsboro, Trout Run,
and Laporte
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
                                Today      Tonight          Thu
Cloud Cover                     MCldy       Cloudy       Cloudy
Precip Type                      Rain     Frz Rain   Sleet/rain
Chance Precip (%)                  40           30           90
Temp (24h trend)              67 (+5)     27 (-22)           34
RH % (24h trend)              52 (-7)      100 (0)           75
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)        SW  9 G22                      N  5
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)         W  8 G20         N  8      Lgt/Var
Precip Amount                    0.07         0.04         0.37
Precip Duration                     1            3            9
Precip Begin                    10 AM   Continuing   Continuing
Precip End                 Continuing   Continuing   Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)           2170          620         1580
Transport Wnd (mph)              W 14         N 10        NE 12
Vent Rate (kt-ft)               44850         1530        20140
Dispersion                          5            1            5
DSI                                 1            0            1
LAL                          NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS
Haines Index                        3            3            2
RH Recovery                 Excellent    Excellent    Excellent
REMARKS...None.
.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely or a chance of freezing drizzle
or freezing rain likely. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 40.
Minimum RH 80 percent. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.
Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH 71 percent. North winds 10 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in
the upper 40s. Minimum RH 65 percent. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s.
Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH 49 percent. West winds 10 to
15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s. Minimum RH 52 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
$$
PAZ045-046-049>053-058-212115-
Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming-Union-Snyder-Montour-
Northumberland-Columbia-Schuylkill-
Including the cities of Lock Haven, Williamsport, Lewisburg,
Selinsgrove, Danville, Sunbury, Shamokin, Bloomsburg, Berwick,
and Pottsville
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
                                Today      Tonight          Thu
Cloud Cover                     PCldy       Cloudy       Cloudy
Precip Type                      Rain         Rain     Frz Rain
Chance Precip (%)                  40           30          100
Temp (24h trend)              73 (+7)     32 (-13)           38
RH % (24h trend)              46 (-8)      100 (0)           73
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)        SW  6 G17                      N  6
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)        SW  6 G18     N  8 G17      Lgt/Var
Precip Amount                    0.08         0.04         0.58
Precip Duration                     1            3           11
Precip Begin                     1 PM   Continuing   Continuing
Precip End                 Continuing   Continuing   Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)           2480          680         1370
Transport Wnd (mph)              W 12         N 12        NE 10
Vent Rate (kt-ft)               38140         3610        25200
Dispersion                          5            2            5
DSI                                 1            0            1
LAL                     16-25 STRIKES     NO TSTMS     NO TSTMS
Haines Index                        3            2            2
RH Recovery                 Excellent    Excellent    Excellent
REMARKS...None.
.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely or a chance of drizzle or
freezing drizzle likely or a chance of freezing rain. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the lower 40s. Minimum RH 81 percent.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.
Highs in the lower 50s. Minimum RH 68 percent. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows around 40. Highs around
50. Minimum RH 66 percent. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
40s. Minimum RH 50 percent. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
40s. Minimum RH 50 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
$$
PAZ036-056-057-059-063>066-212115-
Franklin-Perry-Dauphin-Lebanon-Cumberland-Adams-York-Lancaster-
Including the cities of Chambersburg, Newport, Harrisburg,
Hershey, Lebanon, Carlisle, Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster
1124 AM EST Wed Feb 21 2018
                                Today      Tonight          Thu
Cloud Cover                     PCldy        MCldy       Cloudy
Precip Type                     Tstms         Rain         Rain
Chance Precip (%)                  50           40          100
Temp (24h trend)              75 (+1)     35 (-18)           41
RH % (24h trend)              39 (-3)      100 (0)           70
20ft Wnd-Val/AM(mph)        SW  7 G22                  N  8 G18
20ft Wnd-Rdg/PM(mph)        SW  9 G22        NW  7        NE  7
Precip Amount                    0.04         0.04         0.39
Precip Duration                     1            2           11
Precip Begin                     1 PM   Continuing   Continuing
Precip End                 Continuing   Continuing   Continuing
Mixing Hgt(ft-agl/msl)           3730          210         1880
Transport Wnd (mph)             SW 20        NW 12        NE 14
Vent Rate (kt-ft)              101370          470        39210
Dispersion                          5            1            5
DSI                                 1            0            1
LAL                     16-25 STRIKES  1-8 STRIKES     NO TSTMS
Haines Index                        3            2            2
RH Recovery                 Excellent    Excellent    Excellent
REMARKS...None.
.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...Cloudy with rain likely or a chance of drizzle. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Minimum RH 81 percent.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Warmer. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs in the mid 50s. Minimum RH 72 percent. North winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in
the mid 50s. Minimum RH 65 percent. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Minimum RH 51 percent. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
40s. Minimum RH 48 percent. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
$$
.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
Temperatures near normal.  Precipitation below normal.
$$


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