784  
FNUS74 KLCH 200843  
FWSLCH  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR HICKORY CREEK RX...NATIONAL PARK SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
343 AM CDT MON MAR 20 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0900 CDT ON MARCH 20.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (337) 477-5285, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
THERE WILL BE A LOW CHANCE FOR PATCHY FOG RIGHT AROUND THE TIME  
OF IGNITION THIS MORNING. MOST OF THE FOG IS EXPECTED TO HAVE  
DISSIPATED BY 9 AM AND IF ANY DOES REMAIN IT SHOULD DISIPATE BY 10  
AM. THE REST OF THE DAY WILL BE DRY WITH ABOVE AVERAGE  
TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 80S WITH SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS. THERE WILL  
BE A HIGHER POTENTIAL OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY AND CONTINUING  
THROUGH ROUGHLY 9 AM TUESDAY.  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (45-55 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT). AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 85.  
MIN HUMIDITY........45 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 7 MPH IN THE  
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 7 MPH IN THE  
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-3300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3700-3900 FT AGL  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 12 TO 14 MPH.  
 
TIME (CDT) 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........63 58 44 29 15 11 8 4 3  
WEATHER COV.....ARS  
WEATHER TYPE....FOG  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............68 71 74 77 81 83 85 85 84  
RH..............87 79 69 62 53 49 45 45 46  
20 FT WIND DIR..SW SW SW SW SW SW S S S  
20 FT WIND SPD..5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6  
20 FT WIND GUST.10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  
EYE LVL WND DIR.SW SW SW SW SW SW S S S  
EYE LVL WND SPD.3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4  
EYE LVL WND GST.10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  
MIX HGT (KFT)...1.6 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.2 2.8 3.3 3.9 3.7  
TRANSP WIND DIR.SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.  
MAX HUMIDITY........93 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 6 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING  
LIGHT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 6 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING  
LIGHT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3500 FT AGL DECREASING TO 800-1400 FT AGL  
IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 14 MPH.  
 
TIME (CDT) 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM  
SKY (%).........2 1 4 6 9 15 22 28 37 45 54 56  
WEATHER COV..... PTY PTY PTY PTY PTY  
WEATHER TYPE.... FOG FOG FOG FOG FOG  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............82 78 75 72 69 67 66 65 65 65 64 64  
RH..............49 56 64 71 81 87 87 90 90 90 93 93  
20 FT WIND DIR..S S S S S S S S S S S S  
20 FT WIND SPD..6 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3  
20 FT WIND GUST.10 10 10 10 10 10 5 5 5 5 5 5  
EYE LVL WND DIR.S S S S S S S S S S S S  
EYE LVL WND SPD.4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2  
EYE LVL WND GST.10 10 10 10 10 10 5 5 5 5 5 5  
MIX HGT (KFT)...3.5 3.3 2.5 1.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.4 1.4  
TRANSP WIND DIR.S S S S S S S S S S S S  
TRANSP WIND SPD.13 13 12 12 10 10 10 10 12 13 14 14  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG EARLY  
IN THE MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 85.  
MIN HUMIDITY........45 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE  
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE  
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-2700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 12 TO 14 MPH.  
 
TIME (CDT) 6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........58 60 59 57 56 45 35 24 20 16 12 13  
WEATHER COV.....PTY PTY PTY PTY  
WEATHER TYPE....FOG FOG FOG FOG  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............63 63 65 68 71 75 79 82 84 85 85 84  
RH..............93 93 90 84 79 66 58 51 48 45 45 46  
20 FT WIND DIR..S S S SW SW SW S S S S S S  
20 FT WIND SPD..3 3 3 3 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8  
20 FT WIND GUST.5 5 5 5 10 10 10 10 15 15 15 15  
EYE LVL WND DIR.S S S SW SW SW S S S S S S  
EYE LVL WND SPD.2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4  
EYE LVL WND GST.5 5 5 5 10 10 10 10 15 15 15 15  
MIX HGT (KFT)...1.4 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 2.6  
TRANSP WIND DIR.S SW SW S S S SW SW S S S S  
TRANSP WIND SPD.14 13 13 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12  
 

 
FORECASTER...HUMPHREY  
REQUESTED BY...FULTON JEANSONNE  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1704574.0/LCH  
.EMAIL FULTON_JEANSONNE@NPS.GOV  
 
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