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Fire Weather Forecast (Newton County)

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LAST UPDATED: 448 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION... A WEAKENING FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL GRADUALLY MOVE
INTO THE NORTHERN HALF OF ARKANSAS LATER TODAY. THE FRONT WILL
THEN SLIDE INTO CENTRAL ARKANSAS BY LATE TONIGHT...AND SOUTHEAST
OF THE STATE BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING. SOME ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED IN THE VICINITY OF THE
FRONT AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE STATE...BUT WIDESPREAD SOAKING
RAINS ARE NOT. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AHEAD OF AND BEHIND THE
FRONT...GENERALLY SPEAKING WELL BELOW 10 MPH. AFTERNOON MIN RH
VALUES WILL ALSO BE FAVORABLE...STAYING ABOVE 40 PERCENT FOR THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. AS SUCH...FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL REMAIN
LOW. DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED FROM LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THE WEEKEND BEFORE ANOTHER SYSTEM APPROACHES FOR BETTER RAIN
CHANCES EARLY NEXT WEEK.

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        CLOUDY       PCLDY        
CHANCE PRECIP (%)     0            20           20           
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         TSTRMS       TSTRMS       
TEMP (24H TREND)      67 (+7)      40 (+3)      71           
MX/MN RH% (24H TREND) 42 (+12)     94 (+3)      46           
20FTWND-AM(MPH)       SE  3                     LGT/VAR      
20FTWND-PM(MPH)       SE  4        LGT/VAR      LGT/VAR      
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.02         0.01         
PRECIP DURATION       0            1            1            
MIXING HGT(FT-MSL)    5930                      6773         
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    4720                      5563         
CATEGORY DAY          3                         2            
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)   SE  7                     NE  3        
VENT RATE (M/S-M)     5421                      2064         
DISPERSION INDEX      19                        11           
LVORI                              1                         
HAINES INDEX          4            3            3            
STABILITY CLASS       B            D            B            
MIX HGT 500 (F)       52                        57           

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