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Spot Forecast for Wildcat Knob Fire...Texas A&M Forest Service
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
708 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 2000 CDT on March 23.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT FRIDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...
Gusty southerly winds will prevail into the evening hours and
southerly winds will continue through the overnight hours. There
will be a low chance of thunderstorms after 3 am through daybreak.
Relative humidities in the 25-30 percent range at 7 PM will steadily
increase to around 50 percent around 10 PM...70-75 percent by
1 AM and into the 80-85 percent range before daybreak. A
dryline will move through the region late Friday morning and winds
will shift to the southwest with gusts over 35 mph likely.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent) then becoming
                    mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 62.
Max humidity........84 percent. 27
Wind (20 ft)........South winds 15 to 24 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph
                    decreasing to 30 mph after midnight. Gusty and
                    erratic winds expected near thunderstorms after
                    midnight.
Haines Index........4 to 5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.

TIME (CDT)      8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Sky (%).........41  43  46  48  50  52  56  60  64  68
Weather cov.....                            CHC CHC CHC
Weather type....                            RW  RW  RW
Tstm cov........                    CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC
Temp............77  73  70  67  66  65  64  63  62  62
RH..............37  46  53  63  68  75  78  81  84  84
20 FT wind dir..S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S
20 FT wind spd..23  22  21  21  21  21  20  17  15  15
20 FT wind gust.35  35  35  35  35  30  30  30  25  25
Haines index....5   5   5   5   5   4   4   4   4   4

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent) then becoming
                    sunny (10-20 percent). Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the morning.
Max temperature.....Around 83.
Min humidity........17 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds 14 to 23 mph with gusts to
                    around 35 mph increasing to 22 to 24 mph with
                    gusts to around 40 mph late in the afternoon.
                    Gusty and erratic winds expected near
                    thunderstorms in the morning.
Haines Index........4 to 6 or high potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.

TIME (CDT)      6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........72  76  66  56  46  36  26  16  17  17  18  18
Weather cov.....CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC
Weather type....RW  RW  RW  RW  RW  RW
Tstm cov........CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC
Temp............62  62  63  65  67  70  74  77  80  81  81  81
RH..............81  81  78  73  65  47  34  24  20  19  18  18
20 FT wind dir..S   S   S   S   S   S   SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW
20 FT wind spd..14  14  15  16  16  18  21  21  23  24  24  22
20 FT wind gust.25  25  25  25  25  30  30  35  35  40  40  35
Haines index....4   5   5   5   5   5   5   6   6   6   6   6

$$
Forecaster...Moore
Requested by...Wayne Jackson
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1705098.0/FWD
.EMAIL wjackson@tfs.tamu.edu



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