Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR WIGEON FIRE...USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
712 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE GULF WILL STREAM
NORTHWARD AND ACROSS OR NEAR THE FIRES LOCATION THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS.
THE CHANCE FOR STORMS WILL DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY. WINDS WILL BE ERRATIC
IN AND NEAR STORMS.

BEST THOUGHTS ARE AROUND 200 TO 300 HUNDRED LIGHTNING STRIKES WITHIN
30 MILES AND LASTING OVER 12 HOURS. AS FOR HOW MANY LIGHTNING STRIKES
THE LAST 24 HOURS 500 SEEMS ABOUT RIGHT CAN NOT REALLY TELL AT THIS TIME.

NO FOG IS EXPECTED AS WINDS WILL REMAIN UP OVERNIGHT.

THE HEAT INDEX WILL BE FROM 96 TO 102 DEGREES.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 93.
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-2600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3400-5200 FT AGL
                    IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH 6 TO 13 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

TIME (CDT)      8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........62  59  57  44  41  40  39  37  35  33
WEATHER COV.....SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH
WEATHER TYPE....TSM TSM TSM TSM TSM TSM TSM TSM TSM TSM
TEMP............83  85  86  88  89  91  91  91  91  90
RH..............83  76  71  67  64  64  64  61  63  66
20 FT WIND DIR..S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S
20 FT WIND SPD..3   5   6   6   7   7   7   8   8   8
20 FT WIND GUST.5       10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10
EYE LVL WND DIR.S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S
EYE LVL WND SPD.3   4   5   5   5   5   5   6   6   6
EYE LVL WND GST.5   5   10  10  10  10  10  10  10  10
MIX HGT (KFT)...1.7 2.6 3.4 4.0 4.6 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.1 4.4
MIX HGT (KM)....0.5 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.3
TRANSP WIND DIR.S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S
TRANSP WIND SPD.7   9   12  12  12  12  12  13  13  13
TRANS SPD (M/S).3   4   5   5   5   5   5   6   6   6

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 79.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH UNTIL EARLY MORNING
                    BECOMING LIGHT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-3700 FT AGL DECREASING TO 1100-1700 FT AGL
                    IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH 6 TO 13 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH UNTIL EARLY MORNING
                    BECOMING LIGHT. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........31     31     33     35     36     38
WEATHER COV.....S CHC
WEATHER TYPE....TSTORM NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TEMP............88     86     83     82     81     81
RH..............64     75     82     85     87     89
20 FT WIND......S 8    S 6    S 5    S 5    S 3    S 3
20 FT WIND GUST.10     10                   5      5
EYE LEVEL WIND..S 6    S 5    S 4    S 4    S 3    S 2
EYE LEVEL WIND..10     10     5      5      5      5
MIX HGT (FT)....3700   2600   1700   1400   1200   1200
MIX HGT (M).....1130   790    520    430    370    370
TRANSPORT WIND..S 13   S 13   S 10   S 8    S 7    S 7
TRAN WIND (M/S).S 13   S 13   S 10   S 8    S 7    S 7

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 93.
MIN HUMIDITY........58 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 6 MPH EARLY IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-2900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3900-5400 FT AGL
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 6 MPH EARLY IN
                    THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
SKY (%).........40        36        27        24
WEATHER COV.....                              S CHC
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      NONE      NONE      TSTORM
TEMP............80        85        91        92
RH..............87        78        63        58
20 FT WIND......S 2G5     S 2G5     S 3G5     S 5
EYE LEVEL WIND..S 2G5     S 2G5     S 2G5     S 4G5
MIX HGT (FT)....1000      1600      3900      5300
MIX HGT (M).....300       490       1190      1620
TRANSPORT WIND..S 6       S 5       S 6       S 7
TRAN WIND (M/S).S 6       S 5       S 6       S 7

$$
FORECASTER...KUYPER
REQUESTED BY...JAMIE FARMER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140821.WIGEO.01/LCH





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