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A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicopee Falls / Westover Air Force Base (KCEF)

Lat: 42.2°NLon: 72.53°WElev: 246ft.

Partly Cloudy

78°F

26°C

Humidity 80%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.94 in (1014.3 mb)
Dewpoint 71°F (22°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 28 Jul 7:58 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Amherst MA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 58 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Patchy Fog
    then Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 92 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 5am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 68. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 68 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Patchy fog before 8am.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    Showers

    High: 89 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Heavy Rain
    then Chance
    Showers

    Low: 66 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 63 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind.
Wednesday
Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 68. Calm wind.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then a chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 87.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Point Forecast:
Amherst MA
 42.37°N 72.53°W (Elev. 200 ft)
7:39 pm EDT Jul 28, 2015
8pm EDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm EDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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