748  
FNUS71 KGYX 182026  
FWSGYX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR HOGSBACK RX...USDA FOREST SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
426 PM EDT THU MAY 18 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1000 EDT ON MAY 18.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (207) 688-3224, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST.  
 
SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO GUST AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT.  
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL APPROACH THE REGION  
AROUND 7PM. STRONG WIND GUSTS TO 55MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE  
STORMS. SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL DECREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH WINDS  
BECOMING MORE WESTERLY.  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 89.  
MIN HUMIDITY........33 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......3200-4900 FT AGL...INCREASING TO 5600-6300 FT  
AGL EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 16 TO 25 MPH...INCREASING TO AROUND  
26 MPH LATE.  
 
TIME (EDT) 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........24 20 21 22 24 33 42 52  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....  
TSTM COV........NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO  
TEMP............78 81 82 86 87 88 89 87  
RH..............54 44 43 37 34 34 33 36  
20 FT WIND DIR..SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  
20 FT WIND SPD..7 8 9 10 9 9 9 9  
20 FT WIND GUST.15 15 20 25 25 25 25 25  
MIX HGT (KFT)...3.2 4.4 4.7 4.9 5.6 5.9 6.1 6.3  
TRANSP WIND DIR.W W W W SW SW SW SW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.16 20 20 20 18 22 25 26  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT)...THEN BECOMING  
PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT)...THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 61.  
MAX HUMIDITY........93 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH  
EARLY IN THE EVENING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS  
EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL EARLY  
MORNING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR  
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......3800-5100 FT AGL...DECREASING TO 600-2500 FT  
AGL EARLY IN THE EVENING.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 18 TO 26 MPH...BECOMING WEST 12 TO 16  
MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
 
TIME (EDT) 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM  
SKY (%).........61 70 79 73 68 63 58 52 47 49 50 51  
WEATHER COV..... SCH SCH SCH SCH CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC  
WEATHER TYPE.... RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW  
TSTM COV........NO SCH SCH SCH SCH CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC  
TEMP............84 82 79 76 73 71 69 68 66 65 64 61  
RH..............40 44 49 56 62 66 70 73 78 81 84 93  
20 FT WIND DIR..SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW W  
20 FT WIND SPD..8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6  
20 FT WIND GUST.20 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15  
MIX HGT (KFT)...5.1 3.8 2.5 2.0 1.4 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8  
TRANSP WIND DIR.SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW W W  
TRANSP WIND SPD.26 25 23 22 20 18 16 14 13 12 12 13  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (45-55 PERCENT). A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.  
MIN HUMIDITY........50 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25  
MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-3400 FT AGL...INCREASING TO 4200 FT AGL  
LATE.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 23 MPH.  
 
TIME (EDT) 6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........53 54 55 57 58 59 61 62 63 55 47 38  
WEATHER COV.....CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH  
WEATHER TYPE....RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW  
TSTM COV........CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH NO  
TEMP............61 61 63 64 65 66 67 67 68 67 66 65  
RH..............90 90 84 78 70 65 61 56 52 52 50 50  
20 FT WIND DIR..W W W W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  
20 FT WIND SPD..7 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 10  
20 FT WIND GUST.15 15 20 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25  
MIX HGT (KFT)...1.5 2.2 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 2.7 3.4 4.2  
TRANSP WIND DIR.W W W W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.16 21 23 23 21 18 16 15 15 17 20 22  
 

 
FORECASTER...CURTIS  
REQUESTED BY...DON TUCKER  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1709689.0/GYX  
 
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