Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Northern Alabama
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
144 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Partly cloudy skies will persist through much of the overnight
period and into Friday morning as an upper ridge of high pressure
strengthens over the area. Lows will only fall into the upper 50s
and temps will rise into the upper 70s. Winds will remain from the
south-southwest and increase into the 10 to 15 mph hour range
during the late morning on Friday and into the afternoon. Gusts up
to 20 mph are also possible. Showers and thunderstorms will push
from west to east through the area after sunset on Friday and exit
to the east before daybreak on Saturday. Some of these storms may
become strong, with hail and straight-line winds the main hazards.
The greatest chance for precip, and any strong storms, will be
across northeast Alabama.

High pressure will build behind a cold front on Saturday. Winds will
shift to the northwest early Saturday morning, and remain from the NW
through Sunday. Dry air will filter into the area in response to the
NW flow and RH values may drop into the lower 20 percent range. However,
winds will generally remain below 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south
late Sunday, ahead of our next system that will produce showers and
isolated thunderstorms on Monday.

Fog potential over the next few days: No fog is expected, though lower
clouds in higher elevations may impact visibility late tonight and
early Friday morning.

Potential for Red Flag Conditions: No fire weather concerns are expected
on Friday, as rain chances increase late in the day. Dry air will bring
RH values to the 30 to 35 percent range on Saturday and into the 20 to 25
percent range on Sunday, mainly across the east. However, winds will remain
light and Red Flag conditions will not be met.

ALZ001>003-241015-
Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-
Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, and Red Bay
144 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

                      Tonight      Fri          Fri Night    Sat

Cloud Cover           PCldy        PCldy        PCldy        MClear
Temp                  58           78           42           54
RH %                  92           41           75           31
20ft Wnd MPH (AM)                  S 10 G19                  NW  8
20ft Wnd MPH (PM)     S  5         SW 11 G19    SW  8        NW  7
Chance Precip (%)     0            10           50           10
Precip Type           NONE         NONE         tstms        NONE
Precip Duration       0            0            2-4          0
Precip Amount         0.00         0.00         0.10         0.00
Mixing Hgt (FT-AGL)                4700                      4800
Transport Wnd (MPH)                SW 24                     NW 16
LAL                   1            1            3            1
Stability Class       F            C            E            C
Max LVORI             7                         3
Dispersion                         84 Good                   62 Good

Remarks...None.


$$

ALZ004-014-241015-
Lawrence-Winston-
Including the cities of Moulton, Town Creek, and Haleyville
144 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

                      Tonight      Fri          Fri Night    Sat

Cloud Cover           PCldy        PCldy        MCldy        MClear
Temp                  57           78           43           56
RH %                  92           42           73           27
20ft Wnd MPH (AM)                  S  8 G18                  NW  7
20ft Wnd MPH (PM)     Lgt/Var      S 10 G18     SW  7        NW  7
Chance Precip (%)     0            0            60           10
Precip Type           NONE         NONE         tstms        NONE
Precip Duration       0            0            2-4          0
Precip Amount         0.00         0.00         0.10         0.00
Mixing Hgt (FT-AGL)                4900                      4900
Transport Wnd (MPH)                S 28                      NW 14
LAL                   1            1            3            1
Stability Class       F            C            E            C
Max LVORI             7                         3
Dispersion                         93 Good                   64 Good

Remarks...None.


$$

ALZ005-007-016-241015-
Limestone-Morgan-Cullman-
Including the cities of Athens, Decatur, and Cullman
144 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

                      Tonight      Fri          Fri Night    Sat

Cloud Cover           PCldy        PCldy        MCldy        MClear
Temp                  57           78           44           56
RH %                  92           44           77           28
20ft Wnd MPH (AM)                  S  9 G19                  NW  8
20ft Wnd MPH (PM)     Lgt/Var      S 11 G19     SW  7        NW  8
Chance Precip (%)     0            0            60           10
Precip Type           NONE         NONE         tstms        NONE
Precip Duration       0            0            2-4          0
Precip Amount         0.00         0.00         0.11         0.00
Mixing Hgt (FT-AGL)                5200                      4900
Transport Wnd (MPH)                S 30                      NW 15
LAL                   1            1            3            1
Stability Class       F            C            E            C
Max LVORI             7                         3
Dispersion                         90 Good                   68 Good

Remarks...None.


$$

ALZ006-008>010-241015-
Madison-Marshall-Jackson-De Kalb-
Including the cities of Huntsville, Albertville, Boaz,
Guntersville, Arab, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, and Rainsville
144 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

                      Tonight      Fri          Fri Night    Sat

Cloud Cover           PCldy        PCldy        MCldy        MClear
Temp                  54           77           44           55
RH %                  92           47           80           31
20ft Wnd MPH (AM)                  S  8 G17                  NW  8
20ft Wnd MPH (PM)     Lgt/Var      S  9 G17     SW  7        NW  8
Chance Precip (%)     0            10           60           10
Precip Type           NONE         NONE         tstms        NONE
Precip Duration       0            0            2-4          0
Precip Amount         0.00         0.00         0.14         0.00
Mixing Hgt (FT-AGL)                6000                      5200
Transport Wnd (MPH)                S 28                      NW 17
LAL                   1            1            3            1
Stability Class       F            C            D            C
Max LVORI             8                         4
Dispersion                         108 Very Good             70 Good

Remarks...None.


$$


.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. Maximum RH
76 percent. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum RH 28 percent.
North winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers. Not as cool. Lows in the mid 40s. Maximum RH 69 percent.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Highs in the mid 60s. Minimum
RH 60 percent. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the mid 50s. Maximum RH 95 percent. South winds
around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Highs around 70. Minimum RH 65 percent. South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Maximum RH
96 percent. South winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Chance of
precipitation 70 percent. Highs in the upper 60s. Minimum RH
61 percent. South winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Colder. Lows in the lower 40s. Maximum
RH 79 percent. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the upper 50s. Minimum
RH 37 percent. Northwest winds around 5 mph.


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