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SPOT FORECAST FOR SGL 242 FIELDS...PA GAME COMMISSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
627 AM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1000 EDT ON AUGUST 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE.

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER GREAT LAKES WILL BUILD SOUTHEAST AND
BRING FAIR...DRY WEATHER WITH COMFORTABLE HUMIDITY TODAY THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL AVERAGE 5 TO 8 MPH ACROSS THE
DISTRICT DURING THE DAY TODAY...AND BECOME LIGHT AND VARIABLE FOR
TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY WILL GRADUALLY
INCREASE OVER THE UPCOMING WEEKEND...TRIGGERING ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED...MAINLY AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 78.
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING NORTHWEST 7
                    TO 12 MPH.
LAL.................NO TSTMS.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-2700 FT AGL...INCREASING TO 3100-4900 FT
                    AGL LATE IN THE MORNING.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 13 TO 16 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.

TIME (EDT)          8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).............15  12  11  10  10  9   24  24  24  24
WEATHER COV.........
WEATHER TYPE........
TSTM COV............
TEMP................67  67  70  72  73  75  76  78  78  76
RH..................71  67  61  55  51  47  44  42  42  46
20 FT WIND DIR......NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
20 FT WIND SPD......6   7   9   10  12  12  12  12  12  10
20 FT WIND GUST.....10  10  15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15
MIX HGT (KFT).......1.7 2.2 2.7 3.1 3.5 3.8 4.1 4.6 4.9 4.7
TRANSP WIND DIR.....N   N   N   N   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
TRANSP WIND SPD.....16  16  16  16  16  15  15  15  15  14
LAL.................1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
HAINES INDEX........4   4   3   3   3   4   4   4   4   4

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 55.
MAX HUMIDITY........85 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................NO TSTMS.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3400 FT AGL...DECREASING TO 0-300 FT AGL
                    EARLY IN THE EVENING.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 3 TO 12 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.

TIME (EDT)          6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
SKY (%).............24  24  12  12  12  12  12  12  17  17  17  17
WEATHER COV.........
WEATHER TYPE........
TSTM COV............
TEMP................73  71  69  67  65  63  62  60  59  57  56  55
RH..................49  53  61  65  69  73  75  78  81  83  84  85
20 FT WIND DIR......NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N
20 FT WIND SPD......9   6   6   5   3   3   3   3   3   3   2   2
20 FT WIND GUST.....15  10          5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5
MIX HGT (KFT).......3.4 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
TRANSP WIND DIR.....NW  NW  N   NW  NW  W   NW  NW  N   N   N   N
TRANSP WIND SPD.....12  9   7   6   5   5   5   5   5   5   3   3
LAL.................1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
HAINES INDEX........4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4   4

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 80.
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.
LAL.................NO TSTMS.
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-1500 FT AGL...INCREASING TO 2900-4600 FT AGL
                    IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 1 TO 3 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.

TIME (EDT)          6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).............17  17  14  14  14  14  14  14  39  39  39  39
WEATHER COV.........
WEATHER TYPE........
TSTM COV............
TEMP................56  57  58  63  67  72  74  76  78  78  78  79
RH..................84  83  83  71  61  52  48  45  42  42  43  44
20 FT WIND DIR......N   N   N   N   NE  NE  E   E   SE  SE  SE  SE
20 FT WIND SPD......2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2   2
20 FT WIND GUST.....5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5           5   5
MIX HGT (KFT).......0.1 0.1 0.3 1.5 2.9 4.1 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.1
TRANSP WIND DIR.....N   N   NW  N   NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  E   SE  SE
TRANSP WIND SPD.....3   2   2   2   3   3   2   2   1   1   2   2
LAL.................1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1
HAINES INDEX........4   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5

$$
FORECASTER...WFO CTP/LAMBERT
REQUESTED BY...BEN JONES
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140828.SGL24.01/CTP




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