760  
FNUS75 KPIH 142306  
FWSPIH  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR SHARPS FIRE...FOREST SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID  
506 PM MDT TUE AUG 14 2018  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON FORECAST START TIME OF 1800 MDT ON AUGUST 14.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (208) 232-9357, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
ANOTHER RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS BUILDING INTO THE  
REGION CURRENTLY. AS A RESULT, SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL DEVELOP THROUGH  
THE ATMOSPHERE INTO WEDNESDAY, AND THIS WILL BRING A SLIGHT INCREASE  
IN MOISTURE INTO THE REGION BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY, WITH MOISTURE THEN  
STEADILY INCREASING WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE WEEK. AN ISOLATED SHOWER WITH  
POTENTIALLY GUSTY WINDS IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY EVENING WITH AN ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORM POSSIBLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THEN, ISOLATED TO POTENTIALLY  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH  
FRIDAY.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR. HAZE.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
LAL.................1.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 52.  
MAX HUMIDITY........AROUND 30 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 MPH  
* BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 MPH AROUND 9PM. THEN, BECOMING  
* NORTHEAST/DOWNVALLEY 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 15 MPH  
* AROUND 11PM.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8000 FT AGL DECREASING TO AROUND 200 FT AGL AFTER  
* MIDNIGHT.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 12 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........6.  
RAINFALL AMOUNT.....0.00 INCHES.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. HAZE.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
LAL.................1.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 90.  
MIN HUMIDITY........9 TO 13 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST/DOWNVALLEY 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 15 MPH  
* BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 MPH AROUND  
* 12PM.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 200 FT AGL INCREASING TO AROUND 12000 FT AGL IN THE  
* AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........5.  
RAINFALL AMOUNT.....0.00 INCHES.  
   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
LAL.................1.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 54.  
MAX HUMIDITY........34 TO 38 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 20 MPH BECOMING  
WEST 5 TO 10 MPH AROUND 9PM. THEN, BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10  
MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 15 MPH AROUND 11PM.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 12000 FT AGL DECREASING TO AROUND 200 FT AGL AFTER  
* MIDNIGHT.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 9 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........5.  
RAINFALL AMOUNT.....0.00 INCHES.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE  
* MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE  
* DAY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
CWR.................8 PERCENT.  
LAL.................2.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 84.  
MIN HUMIDITY........12 TO 18 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST/DOWNVALLEY 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 15 MPH  
* BECOMING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 20  
* MPH AROUND 11AM. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS  
* EXPECTED NEAR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 200 FT AGL INCREASING TO AROUND 12000 FT AGL IN THE  
* AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........5.  
RAINFALL AMOUNT.....0.03 INCHES.  
 

 
FORECASTER...DESMET/HUSTON  
REQUESTED BY...GREG MANN  
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE  
.TAG 1814476.2/PIH  
.DELDT 08/14/18  
.EMAIL 2018_IDEIS_SHARPSFIRE@FIRENET.GOV  
 
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