960  
FNUS76 KHNX 211145  
FWSHNX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR ALDER CREEK PILE BURN...KRRD, USFS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA  
445 AM PDT TUE MAR 21 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1800 PDT ON MARCH 20.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORM SYSTEMS WILL MOVE INTO THE  
REGION TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. SHOWERS, COOLER  
TEMPERATURES AND INCREASED WINDS ARE LIKELY AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE  
POSSIBLE OVER THE BURN AREA TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. AFTER A BRIEF  
DRY PERIOD THURSDAY, ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE FOR FRIDAY  
AND SATURDAY.  
 
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-61.  
MIN HUMIDITY........50-53 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 1-4 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING BECOMING  
WEST 3-8 MPH AFTER 1000 PDT WITH GUSTS UP TO 13 MPH.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST 7-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 18 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 1000 FT AGL IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO  
NEAR 4500 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE  
NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.  
MAX HUMIDITY........92-100 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST TO NORTHWEST 3-8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 13 MPH.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST TO NORTHWEST 7-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 18 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......LOWERING TO AROUND 2000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE  
DAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....52-56.  
MIN HUMIDITY........47-53 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHWEST 3-6 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING BECOMING  
WEST 5-10 MPH AFTER 1100 PDT. GUSTS UP TO 15 MPH.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST 5-9 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING INCREASING TO  
7-15 MPH AFTER 1100 PDT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3000 FT AGL IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO  
4600-5200 FT AGL BY EARLY AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE  
NIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35.  
MAX HUMIDITY........92-100 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST TO NORTHWEST 5-9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 18 MPH.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST TO NORTHWEST 10-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 24 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......LOWERING TO AROUND 2500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
FORECASTER...BEAN  
REQUESTED BY...BRYAN HELLETT  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1704566.1/HNX  
 
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