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SPOT FORECAST FOR NICHOLSON...USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
714 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1200 CDT ON SEPTEMBER 17.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

THE DAY WILL START OFF WITH MAINLY CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS AND
ALSO SOME PATCHY FOG. WINDS WILL STAY RELATIVELY LIGHT UNTIL MID
TO LATE MORNING WHEN THEY WILL TAKE ON A MORE NORTH TO NORTHEAST
COMPONENT. THIS IS DUE TO A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL SLOWLY SINK
SOUTHWARD TODAY. WINDS WILL TURN BACK AROUND TO THE SOUTH LATE
TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY...BRINGING THE WARMER AIR BACK. THE WINDS
WILL GET FAIRLY GUSTY BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND
WEST OF THE RED RIVER VALLEY. ANOTHER FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY...BRINGING SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH IT. HIT OR MISS SHOWERS OR
THUNDERSTORMS WILL LINGER OVER PORTIONS OF THE AREA SATURDAY INTO
SUNDAY...WITH DRY WEATHER RETURNING EARLY NEXT WEEK.


.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
MIN HUMIDITY........42-47 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 6 MPH LATE
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING LIGHT LATE IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3100-4800 FT AGL LATE
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 4000-5900
                    FT AGL EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON DECREASING TO
                    2100 FT AGL LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 3 TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST
                    5 TO 7 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.

TIME (CDT)      11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
SKY (%).........7   7   7   7   8   9   12  15
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............64  67  69  70  70  70  69  67
RH..............60  54  51  49  47  47  50  54
20 FT WIND DIR..N   N   N   N   NE  NE  NE  NE
20 FT WIND SPD..4   5   6   6   6   5   5   4
20 FT WIND GUST.5   10  10  10  10  10  10  5

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
MAX HUMIDITY........93-98 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 8 MPH EARLY
                    IN THE EVENING.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM   5 AM
SKY (%).........16     12     11     14     13     15
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............65     60     55     51     49     46
RH..............58     68     79     87     91     98
20 FT WIND......NE 4   E 5    E 6    E 7    E 8    E 8
20 FT WIND GUST.5      10     10     10     10     10

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
MIN HUMIDITY........54-59 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 11 TO 16 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2400-3700 FT AGL LATE
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN DECREASING TO 1400 FT AGL
                    LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 9 TO 18 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 20
                    TO 26 MPH LATE IN THE MORNING.

TIME (CDT)      7 AM      10 AM     1 PM      4 PM
SKY (%).........18        21        30        31
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      NONE      NONE      NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............46        55        67        70
RH..............96        77        63        59
20 FT WIND......SE 8G10   SE 12G20  S 15G20   S 16G25

$$
FORECASTER...GODON
REQUESTED BY...TROY BOSCHEE
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140917.NICHO.01/FGF







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