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SPOT FORECAST FOR MEADOW...YNP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
548 PM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1628 PDT ON SEPTEMBER 16.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH THE REGION
FROM THE NORTHWEST WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS AROUND THE FIRE AREA BY THURSDAY AND
CONTINUING INTO THE WEEKEND AS THE TROUGH MOVES IN. TEMPERATURES
WILL COOL BACK TOWARD NORMAL LEVELS BY THURSDAY WITH AN INCREASE
IN WINDS. HUMIDITIES WILL ALSO TREND UPWARD DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS WITH THE INCOMING TROUGH.


.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-61 AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...47-50 AT THE TOP.
MAX HUMIDITY........50-55 PERCENT AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...59-64 PERCENT
                    AT THE TOP.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST 3-7 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 10 MPH IN THE EARLY
                    EVENING...BECOMING DOWNSLOPE 2-5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST 5-10 MPH IN THE EARLY EVENING SHIFTING TO THE
                    SOUTHEAST 4-9 MPH AFTER 2100 PDT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......LOWERING BELOW 500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 4 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY...BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-81 AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...69-72 AT THE TOP.
MIN HUMIDITY........24-29 PERCENT AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...31-36 PERCENT
                    AT THE TOP.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 2-5 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING BECOMING
                    UPSLOPE 5-10 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 15 MPH AFTER
                    0900 PDT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHEAST 4-9 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING INCREASING
                    TO SOUTHWEST 5-15 MPH AFTER 1100 PDT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO AROUND 8500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 13 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-56 AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...42-45 AT THE TOP.
MAX HUMIDITY........56-61 PERCENT AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...65-70 PERCENT
                    AT THE TOP.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 3-9 MPH IN THE EARLY EVENING BECOMING
                    DOWNSLOPE 3-6 MPH OVERNIGHT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......LOWERING BELOW 500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 11 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                    THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-75 AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...63-66 AT THE TOP.
MIN HUMIDITY........28-33 PERCENT AT LOWER ELEVATIONS...35-40 PERCENT
                    AT THE TOP.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 3-6 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST 8-14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 21 MPH AFTER
                    1000 PDT.WINDS GUSTY AND ERRATIC NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWEST 20-25 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO AROUND 7000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 21 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...BAGNALL
REQUESTED BY...NANCY PHILLIPE
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140916.MEADO.01/HNX




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