Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Spot Forecast for MFS HQ's RX Project...Maine Forest Service
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1016 AM EDT Sat Apr 21 2018

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1100 EDT on April 21.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service at 207-492-0166.

.DISCUSSION...
Note the Fire weather forecast has just been updated to increase
wind gusts and lower minimum afternoon RH for today.

Weather Coverage Abbreviations... SCH=Slight Chance, ISO=Isolated,
CHC=Chance, SCT=Scattered, LKY=Likely, NUM=Numerous,
DEF=Definite, WID=Widespread, OCL=Occasional, PDS=Periods,
ARS=Areas, PTY=Patchy

Weather Type Abbreviations... DYT=Dry Thunderstorms, TSM=Thunderstorms,
SN=Snow, RN=Rain, SW=Snow Showers, RW=Rain Showers,
DZL=Drizzle, FZR=Freezing Rain, FZD=Freezing Drizzle, SLT=Sleet,
FZF=Freezing Fog, IFG=Ice Fog, HAZ=Haze, BSN=Blowing Snow,
SMK=Smoke, FST=Frost, FZS=Freezing Spray, RS=Rain/Snow,
DZF=Drizzle/Fog, SNF=Snow/Fog, RNF=Rain/Fog,
ZRS=Freezing Rain/Snow

Other Abbreviations... NA=Not Available, M=Missing

.REST OF TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Isolated rain
                    showers in the afternoon.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Max temperature.....Around 50.
Min humidity........36 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
WIND SHIFT..........no significant shifts during this period.
Mixing height.......6100-7500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 20 to 25 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent (105900 knot-ft).
Pcpn amount.........0.00 inches.

TIME (EDT)      11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Sky (%).........49  58  67  76  75  74  73
Weather cov.....    ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Weather type....    RW  RW  RW  RW  RW  RW
Tstm cov........NO  NO  NO  NO  NO  NO  NO
CWR.............0   0   0   0   0   0   0
LAL.............1   1   1   1   1   1   1
Temp............44  45  46  48  49  50  49
RH..............47  45  42  37  37  36  37
Eye lvl wnd dir.NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
Eye lvl wnd spd.8   9   10  12  12  11  9
Eye lvl wnd gst.20  20  22  24  24  22  18
Mix hgt (kft)...6.1 6.7 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.0
Transp wind dir.N   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
Transp wind spd.20  21  21  22  23  23  24
VRate kt-ft/1000106 118 130 140 146 149 148

$$
Forecaster...VJN
Requested by...Joseph Mints
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1807264.0/CAR
.DELDT 04/21/18
.EMAIL joe.mints@maine.gov



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