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Fire Weather Forecast (Craighead County)

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LAST UPDATED: 611 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

.DISCUSSION... AN UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS
THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON INTO
TONIGHT...RESULTING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE MID SOUTH. HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS
AFTERNOON WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE 70S WITH LOWS TONIGHT IN THE 60S.
ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO
SUNDAY NIGHT AS A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE AND COLD FRONT MOVE
THROUGH THE REGION. HIGHS SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER
70S. RAIN WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ACROSS THE MID SOUTH ON MONDAY
AS HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS TO THE AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
TEMPERATURES FOR THE REMAINDER OF NEXT WEEK WILL BE IN THE UPPER
60S TO LOWER 70S AND OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER
50S. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL RETURN ON THURSDAY AS
ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      SUN

CLOUD COVER           MCLDY        CLOUDY       MCLDY        
PRECIP CHANCE (%)     50           90           60           
PRECIP TYPE           TSTMS        TSTMS        TSTMS        
PRECIP AMOUNT (IN)    0.03         0.35         0.17         
PRECIP DUR (HRS)      2            11           6            
PRECIP BEGINS         6 AM         CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
PRECIP ENDS           CONTINUING   CONTINUING   CONTINUING   
TEMP (24H TREND)      75 (+2)      60 (+1)      76           
RH % (24H TREND)      63 (-6)      100 (+1)     57           
AM 20 FT WIND (MPH)   E 2-6                     W 6-10 G18   
PM 20 FT WIND (MPH)   E 4-8        E 2-6        SW 10-14 G19 
MIXING HGT (M-AGL)    2058                      2368         
MIXING HGT (FT-AGL)   6751                      7768         
MIXING HGT (M-MSL)    2144                      2454         
MIXING HGT (FT-MSL)   7033                      8050         
TRANSPORT WND (M/S)   SE  7                     SW 11        
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE 15                     SW 24        
VENT INDEX (M2/S)     15008                     26994        
CATEGORY DAY          4                         5            
500M MIX HGT TEMP (F) 72                        71           
500M TSPT WIND (M/S)  SE  4                     W 10         
500M TSPT WIND (MPH)  SE 10                     W 23         
DISPERSION INDEX      42           34           80           
LAL                   4            5            5            
LASI                  3            3            3            
STABILITY             C            D            C            
STAGNATION INDEX      3            2            1            

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