Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Spot Forecast for CRAIG RD...TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1158 AM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

Forecast is based on request time of 1200 CDT on April 14.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...

It is cooler today behind a cold front, but after only poor to
fair recovery last night, RHs in the burn area will fall to 12%
by late this afternoon. Northwesterly winds will increase
through this afternoon, with sustained speeds around 25 mph with
gusts to 35 mph possible. Critical fire weather conditions will
continue into early this evening, though quick improvement is
expected after sunset as winds decrease and become light
northeasterly overnight. Recovery will be fair tonight with RHs
rebounding to around 40%, but Sunday will see RHs drop to around
12% again. However, much lighter winds Sunday will limit fire
weather concerns.


.REST OF TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent).
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 69.
Min humidity........12 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Breezy. Northwest winds 21 to 27 mph.
Mixing height.......7800-9100 ft AGL increasing to 12400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 29 mph.
Haines Index........2 to 3 OR very low.
Chance of pcpn......0 percent.

TIME (CDT)      NOON   2 PM   4 PM   6 PM
Sky cover.......PCLDY  PCLDY  MCLEAR MCLEAR
Weather cov.....
Weather type....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
Tstm cov........
Chc of pcpn (%).0      0      0      0
LAL.............1      1      1      1
Temp............59     64     68     69
RH..............24     18     14     12
20 FT wind dir..NW     NW     NW     NW
20 FT wind spd..24     27     27     25
20 FT wind gust.29     32     32     30
Mix hgt (ft)....7800   9900   10600  12400
Transp wind dir.NW     NW     NW     NW
Transp wind spd.26     26     28     29
Haines index....3      2      2      2

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
LAL.................No Tstms.
Min temperature.....Around 37.
Max humidity........40 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
Mixing height.......11800 ft AGL decreasing to 0-400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph becoming northeast
                    around 6 mph early in the evening.
Haines Index........2 to 3 OR very low.
Chance of pcpn......0 percent.

TIME (CDT)      7 PM      10 PM     1 AM      4 AM
Sky cover.......CLEAR     CLEAR     CLEAR     CLEAR
Weather cov.....
Weather type....NONE      NONE      NONE      NONE
Tstm cov........
Chc of pcpn (%).0         0         0         0
LAL.............1         1         1         1
Temp............67        55        48        40
RH..............13        21        30        39
20 FT wind dir..NW        N         NE        NE
20 FT wind spd..23        15        9         9
20 FT wind gust.27
Mix hgt (ft)....11800     100       400       300
Transp wind dir.NW        N         NE        E
Transp wind spd.28        7         10        7
Haines index....2         2         3         3

$$
Forecaster...Phillipson
Requested by...FREDERICKSBURG DISPATCH
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1806693.0/MAF



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