569  
FNUS73 KSGF 071411  
FWSSGF  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR HUNKAH PRAIRIE...MO DEPT NATURAL RESOURCES  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO  
811 AM CST THU DEC 7 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1000 CST ON DECEMBER 07.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT 1-800-762-4363, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
A COLDER AND DRY AIR MASS HAS SPREAD OVER THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON.  
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN TO THE WEST OF THE AREA ALLOWING  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. HIGHS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE AROUND 32.  
LOWS TONIGHT WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS.  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).  
CHANCE OF PCPN......0 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........25 AT IGNITION...MAX 32.  
RH..................62 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 39 PERCENT.  
DEWPOINT............13 DECREASING TO 10 LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
APPARENT TEMP.......11.  
WIND SHIFT..........  
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 9 MPH AT  
IGNITION...OTHERWISE NORTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 9 MPH  
BECOMING LIGHT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300 FT AGL AT IGNITION...OTHERWISE 2300-4100  
FT AGL INCREASING TO 3700-5600 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON, THEN DECREASING TO 1800 FT AGL LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 12 TO 21 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 8  
MPH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD /54200 KNOT-FT/ AT IGNITION.  
MAX...EXCELLENT /79300 KNOT-FT/ DECREASING TO  
FAIR (13700 KNOT-FT) LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH AT IGNITION...MAX 5.  
 
TIME (CST) 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....  
TSTM COV........  
CHC OF PCPN (%).0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
TEMP............25 27 29 31 32 32 30 28  
DEWPOINT........14 14 13 12 11 10 10 10  
RH..............62 57 51 45 41 39 42 46  
APARNT TMP (F)..14 17 20 23 24 25 23 23  
20 FT WIND DIR..NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  
20 FT WIND SPD..7 7 6 6 6 5 5 3  
20 FT WIND GUST.15 15 15 15 10 10 10 5  
MIX HGT (KFT)...3.3 4.1 4.8 5.4 5.6 5.2 3.7 1.8  
TRANSP WIND DIR.N N N N NW NW NW NW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.18 18 17 17 16 15 12 8  
HAINES INDEX....3 4 4 4 5 5 4 4  
VRATE KT-FT/100054 65 72 79 79 68 39 14  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).  
CHANCE OF PCPN......0 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 18.  
RH..................MAX 70 PERCENT.  
DEWPOINT............10.  
APPARENT TEMP.......10.  
WIND SHIFT..........  
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH  
EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO POOR (0-1400 KNOT-FT).  
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 4 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH TO OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR  
LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
 
TIME (CST) 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM  
SKY (%).........0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 5 7  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....  
TSTM COV........  
CHC OF PCPN (%).0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
TEMP............26 24 22 21 20 20 19 18 18 18 18 19  
DEWPOINT........10 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9  
RH..............50 57 62 65 67 67 67 70 70 67 67 64  
APARNT TMP (F)..22 20 17 16 15 15 14 13 11 10 10 11  
20 FT WIND DIR..NW W W W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  
20 FT WIND SPD..2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4  
20 FT WIND GUST.5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5  
MIX HGT (KFT)...0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2  
TRANSP WIND DIR.NW NW W W W W SW SW SW SW SW SW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.6 5 5 5 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 8  
HAINES INDEX....3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4  
VRATE KT-FT/10001 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).  
CHANCE OF PCPN......0 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 43.  
RH..................MIN 36 PERCENT.  
DEWPOINT............10 INCREASING TO 20.  
APPARENT TEMP.......11.  
WIND SHIFT..........  
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 1000-2800 FT AGL  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 9 TO 18 MPH INCREASING TO 12 TO 21  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1700-49500 KNOT-FT).  
HAINES INDEX........2 TO 4 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH TO OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR  
LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
 
TIME (CST) 6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........9 20 31 41 46 51 55 53 51 49 50 51  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....  
TSTM COV........  
CHC OF PCPN (%).0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
TEMP............20 21 23 26 29 33 38 41 43 43 41 38  
DEWPOINT........8 9 9 10 12 13 15 17 18 20 21 22  
RH..............59 59 54 50 48 43 38 37 36 39 44 52  
APARNT TMP (F)..11 11 14 17 20 24 30 34 37 37 35 33  
20 FT WIND DIR..SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW W W W  
20 FT WIND SPD..5 5 5 6 6 7 8 7 7 6 6 5  
20 FT WIND GUST.10 10 10 15 15 15 20 20 20 15 10 10  
MIX HGT (KFT)...0.2 0.3 0.5 0.7 1.0 1.4 1.8 2.3 2.8 2.8 2.1 1.0  
TRANSP WIND DIR.SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW W W W SW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.9 12 14 16 17 18 20 21 21 20 16 12  
HAINES INDEX....4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2  
VRATE KT-FT/10002 3 6 10 15 23 30 41 50 48 29 10  
 

 
FORECASTER...WISE  
REQUESTED BY...KATY HOLMER  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1719701.0/SGF  
.EMAIL KATY.HOLMER@DNR.MO.GOV  
 
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