Spot Forecast Request
Issued by NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

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BMBB91 KLIX 292048
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A SPOT FORECAST REQUEST HAS JUST BEEN RECEIVED FOR A PRESCRIBED FIRE
NAMED "CPT O-10"

           PRIORITY:  IMMEDIATE
               DATE:  3/29/15
               TIME:  1800
       PROJECT NAME:  CPT O-10
       PROJECT TYPE:  PRESCRIBED
  REQUESTING AGENCY:  U.S. FWS
REQUESTING OFFICIAL:  Scott Saucier
     REQUEST REASON:  IAMS
                FAX:  (228) 497-9612
    EMERGENCY PHONE:  (228) 219-3937
           LOCATION:
              STATE:
               DLAT:   30.45909
               DLON:    88.75591
           EXPOSURE:  flat
          FUEL TYPE:  Grass, Shrub, Timber
         SHELTERING:  PARTIAL
   BOTTOM ELEVATION:  30
      TOP ELEVATION:  60
       SIZE (ACRES):  500

WEATHER CONDITIONS AT PROJECT OR FROM NEARBY STATIONS
SHCM6 ELEV=25 TIME=1451 WIND=SSE@8G20 T=68 TW=61 RH=67 TD= N/A
KBIX ELEV=33 TIME=1458 WIND=SSE@16 T=68 TW=61 RH=68 TD= MOSTLY CLOUDY
TS629 ELEV=125 TIME=1446 WIND=SSE@6G15 T=71 TW=61 RH=56 TD= N/A
KPQL ELEV=16 TIME=1529 WIND=SE@10 T=66 TW=60 RH=70 TD= OVERCAST

...REMARKS...
We are requesting this Spot Forecast in support of planning for a
possible prescribed burn tomorrow.

Please set up the data table so it begins at 6pm tonight, and covers
the forecast periods Tonight/Tomorrow/Tomorrow Night.

Please report forecast elements in 1-hour increments.

Our main concern is the proximity of the burn unit to I-10.  We need
to know if there is any chance of northerly wind, and if so, when it
is most likely to occur.

NWS PRODUCTS CONSULTED:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
452 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

PointAndClick Forecast: 4 Miles ENE Gulf Hills MS, 30.47N 88.75W,
Last Update: 2:17 pm CDT Mar 29, 2015

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR S MS AND SE LA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
526 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

SPOT FORECAST FOR CPT G-06-08...U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
652 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

QUESTIONS:

1. Please include a Fog Potential Statement for tonight, tomorrow
morning, tomorrow night, and Tuesday morning.

2. What are the chances of a seabreeze tomorrow, and if so, what
effect will it have on wind speed and direction at our location
NOTE: wind speed was higher than forecasted today, but temperature
was lower than forecast.  Was the wind speed due to gradients
tightening as the frontal boundary approaches, or due to a seabreeze,
or some other factor

3. What are the chances that a change in the timing or the location
of the frontal boundary could result in a northerly wind during the
daylight hours Monday  This is a major concern due to our proximity
to I-10.

4. According to PointAndClick Forecast, wind speed will be very low
Monday night and Tuesday morning.  Will the frontal boundary to our
north provide enough gradient flow to maintain a southerly or
westerly wind direction

5. When is rain and lightning most likely to occur Monday, and how
much accumulation may result

RAWS LOCATIONS:

SHCM6 6 miles ESE
KBIX 11 miles SW
TS629 12 miles NNE
KPQL 14 miles E

...WEATHER PARAMETERS REQUESTED...
          SKY / WEATHER: 1,1,1
            TEMPERATURE: 1,1,1
      RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 1,1,1
CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION: 1,1,1
          MIXING HEIGHT: 1,1,1
        TRANSPORT WINDS: 1,1,1
           20 FOOT WIND: 1,1,1

SITE:  LIX
OFILE:  20150329.CPTO1.01
TIMEZONE:  CST6CDT


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