844  
FNUS76 KHNX 201620  
FWSHNX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR QUARTZ FIRE...USFS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA  
920 AM PDT SUN AUG 20 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0900 PDT ON AUGUST 20.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ANCHORED OFF  
THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND BRING A THREAT  
OF THUNDERSTORMS TO THE FIRE EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING. GENERALLY  
LIGHT SLOPE AND TERRAIN WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD.  
HOWEVER...WINDS WILL BE GUSTY AND ERRATIC IN THE VICINITY OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LITTLE DIURNAL CHANGE IN TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITIES  
IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD.  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........INCREASING CLOUDINESS THIS MORNING. MOSTLY  
CLOUDY THIS AFTERNOON WITH A 70 PERCENT CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-69.  
MIN HUMIDITY........50 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 3-6 MPH.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 3-6 MPH THIS MORNING BECOMING  
SOUTHWEST 5-8 MPH BY 1300 PDT.  
NOTE...WINDS WILL BE GUSTY AND ERRATIC IN THE VICINITY  
OF THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......RISING TO ABOUT 5300 FT AGL THIS AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 6 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY EARLY THIS EVENING WITH A 70 PERCENT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1930 PDT. CLEARING  
LATER THIS EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 3-6 MPH UNTIL ABOUT 1930 PDT, BECOMING  
EAST 1-3 MPH BY 2030 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWEST 4-7 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST TO EAST 3-6  
MPH BY 2200 PDT.  
NOTE...WINDS WILL BE GUSTY AND ERRATIC IN THE VICINITY  
OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY THIS EVENING.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......LOWERING TO LESS THAN 500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 6 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING; BECOMING CLOUDY BY  
EARLY AFTERNOON WITH A 70 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.  
MIN HUMIDITY........55 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....EAST TO SOUTHEAST 2-4 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING  
UPSLOPE 3-6 MPH BY 1200 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...EAST TO SOUTHEAST 4-7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING  
SOUTHWEST 5-8 MPH BY EARLY AFTERNOON.  
NOTE...WINDS WILL BE GUSTY AND ERRATIC IN THE VICINITY  
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......RISING TO ABOUT 7000 FT AGL DURING THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
FORECASTER...DURFEE  
REQUESTED BY...JACK THORNBURG  
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE  
.TAG 1714628.0/HNX  
 
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