656  
FNUS71 KALY 241023  
FWSALY  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR SHAWANGUNK GRASSLANDS RX...US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY  
623 AM EDT TUE APR 24 2018  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0700 EDT ON APRIL 24.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT ALB.STORMREPORT@NOAA.GOV, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL DRIFT FURTHER EAST OF NEW  
ENGLAND TODAY WITH ONE MORE DAY OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND  
FAIR WEATHER. CLOUDS INCREASE QUICKLY LATE IN THE DAY WITH RAIN  
OVERSPREADING THE REGION TONIGHT AHEAD OF A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM  
APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTH. A WIDESPREAD SOAKING RAINFALL WILL  
LAST INTO THURSDAY.  
 
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL LOWER TO 20 TO 30 PERCENT THIS  
AFTERNOON. THEY WILL RISE TO 75 TO 95 PERCENT TONIGHT WITH RAIN  
MOVING IN. A WIDESPREAD RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY INTO  
WEDNESDAY NIGHT. RH VALUES WILL REMAIN ELEVATED DURING THIS  
STRETCH AT 70 TO 100 PERCENT.  
 
THE WINDS WILL INCREASE FROM THE SOUTH AT 5 TO 15 MPH TODAY WITH  
A FEW GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. EXPECT SOUTHEAST TO  
EAST WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH TONIGHT, AND NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS  
OF 10 MPH OR LESS ON WEDNESDAY.  
   
TODAY
 
 
TIME (EDT) 7 AM 9 AM 11 AM 1 PM 3 PM 5 PM  
SKY (%).........40 43 54 61 69 78  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............39 48 56 62 65 66  
RH..............73 56 43 33 30 29  
20 FT WIND......S 2 S 2 S 5 S 6 S 7 S 7  
20 FT WIND GUST.5 5 10 15 15 15  
EYE LEVEL WIND..S 1 S 2 S 4 S 5 S 5 S 5  
EYE LVL WND GST.5 5 10 15 15 15  
MIX HGT (FT)....400 400 4100 5300 5300 4900  
TRANSPORT WIND..S 2 S 2 S 16 S 16 S 16 S 17  
HAINES INDEX....4 4 4 4 4 4  
VRATE KT-FT/100041 41 41 41 41 41  
 

 
FORECASTER...WASULA  
REQUESTED BY...MICHAEL DURFEE  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1807551.0/ALY  
.EMAIL MIKE_DURFEE@FWS.GOV  
 
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