226  
FNUS71 KCAR 112217  
FWSCAR  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR SLOT LINE FIRE ...MAINE FOREST SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME  
617 PM EDT FRI AUG 11 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1800 EDT ON AUGUST 11.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE AT 207-492-0166.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
SHOWERS WILL FALL TO THE NORTH OF THE FIRE THIS EVENING. A WEATHER  
DISTURBANCE MOVING IN FROM THE WEST WILL INCREASE THE CHANCES OF  
A SHOWER AFTER MIDNIGHT AT THE FIRE. THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS WILL  
CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING WITH DRIER AIR TO FILTER IN DURING  
THE AFTERNOON. A SOUTH WIND OF 5 TO 8 MPH EARLY THIS EVENING WILL  
DIMINISH TO LESS THAN 5 MPH BY 9 PM.  
 
WEATHER COVERAGE ABBREVIATIONS... SCH=SLIGHT CHANCE, ISO=ISOLATED,  
CHC=CHANCE, SCT=SCATTERED, LKY=LIKELY, NUM=NUMEROUS,  
DEF=DEFINITE, WID=WIDESPREAD, OCL=OCCASIONAL, PDS=PERIODS,  
ARS=AREAS, PTY=PATCHY  
 
WEATHER TYPE ABBREVIATIONS... DYT=DRY THUNDERSTORMS, TSM=THUNDERSTORMS,  
SN=SNOW, RN=RAIN, SW=SNOW SHOWERS, RW=RAIN SHOWERS,  
DZL=DRIZZLE, FZR=FREEZING RAIN, FZD=FREEZING DRIZZLE, SLT=SLEET,  
FZF=FREEZING FOG, IFG=ICE FOG, HAZ=HAZE, BSN=BLOWING SNOW,  
SMK=SMOKE, FST=FROST, FZS=FREEZING SPRAY, RS=RAIN/SNOW,  
DZF=DRIZZLE/FOG, SNF=SNOW/FOG, RNF=RAIN/FOG,  
ZRS=FREEZING RAIN/SNOW  
 
OTHER ABBREVIATIONS... NA=NOT AVAILABLE, M=MISSING  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT)...THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG AFTER  
MIDNIGHT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 57.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........  
SLOPE/VALLEY.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH EARLY IN THE  
EVENING DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 5 MPH  
BY 9 PM WITH OCCASIONAL CALM PERIODS  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
RIDGETOP...........  
CWR.................0 PERCENT...INCREASING TO 12 PERCENT.  
LAL.................NO TSTMS.  
 
TIME (EDT) 6 PM 8 PM 10 PM MIDNGT 2 AM 4 AM  
SKY (%).........43 36 44 60 84 87  
WEATHER COV..... PATCHY ISOLTD SCTTRD  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE FOG RN/FG RNSHWR  
TSTM COV........NO NO NO NO NO NO  
CWR.............0 0 0 0 10 10  
LAL.............1 1 1 1 1 1  
TEMP............73 67 62 59 57 57  
RH..............64 75 90 96 100 100  
20 FT WIND......S 6 S 4 S 3 S 2 S 2 SE 2  
20 FT WIND GUST.15 10 5 5 5 5  
RIDGETOP WIND...M M M M M M  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG EARLY  
IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS UNTIL LATE  
AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 71.  
MIN HUMIDITY........71 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........  
SLOPE/VALLEY.......LIGHT WINDS...BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 7 MPH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
RIDGETOP...........  
CWR.................12 PERCENT...INCREASING TO 26 PERCENT IN THE  
MORNING...THEN DECREASING TO 0 PERCENT IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................NO TSTMS.  
 
TIME (EDT) 6 AM 8 AM 10 AM NOON 2 PM 4 PM  
SKY (%).........92 97 97 94 87 80  
WEATHER COV.....CHANCE CHANCE CHANCE CHANCE S CHC S CHC  
WEATHER TYPE....RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR  
TSTM COV........NO NO NO NO NO NO  
CWR.............10 30 30 30 0 0  
LAL.............1 1 1 1 1 1  
TEMP............58 60 64 69 71 70  
RH..............96 96 87 76 71 73  
20 FT WIND......SE 2 SE 2 SE 3 S 5 S 6 S 6  
20 FT WIND GUST.5 5 5 10 15 15  
RIDGETOP WIND...M M M M M M  
 

 
FORECASTER...BOGEL  
REQUESTED BY...MAINE FOREST SERVICE  
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE  
.EMAIL DANIEL.M.PERKINS@MAINE.GOV  
 
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