084  
FNUS74 KMEG 182213  
FWSMEG  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR COMPARTMENT 9, 10, 11...U S FOREST SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN  
513 PM CDT WED APR 18 2018  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1700 CDT ON APRIL 18.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
WARM AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH  
THIS AFTERNOON AS AN UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES ACROSS THE  
OHIO VALLEY. A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING  
MAINLY EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS  
THE REGION THIS EVENING, RESULTING IN COOLER AND DRY WEATHER ON  
THURSDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S ACROSS  
THE MID-SOUTH THURSDAY AFTERNOON, TUMBLING INTO THE MID 30S TO  
LOWER 40S BY FRIDAY MORNING.  
 
A WARMING TREND WILL TAKE PLACE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, WITH  
TEMPERATURES CLIMBING TOWARD 70 DEGREES BY THE WEEKEND. HOWEVER,  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN TO THE FORECAST BY SATURDAY  
NIGHT, CONTINUING INTO MONDAY.  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
TIME (CDT) 5PM  
SKY (%).........68  
WEATHER COV.....SCH  
WEATHER TYPE....RW  
TSTM COV........  
CWR.............20  
CHC OF PCPN (%).20  
TEMP............73  
DEWPOINT........60  
RH..............64  
20 FT WIND DIR..W  
20 FT WIND SPD..9  
20 FT WIND GUST.13  
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.8  
MX HT MSL (KFT).2.8  
MIX HGT (KM)....0.9  
TRANSP WIND DIR.SW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.23  
TRANS WIND DIR..SW  
TRANS SPD (M/S).10  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
TIME (CDT) 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM  
SKY (%).........61 54 49 43 38 30 21 13 9 5 1 1  
WEATHER COV.....SCH SCH SCH SCH  
WEATHER TYPE....RW RW RW RW  
TSTM COV........  
CWR.............20 20 20 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  
CHC OF PCPN (%).20 20 20 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  
TEMP............72 70 69 66 65 62 59 57 55 52 49 47  
DEWPOINT........59 58 57 57 57 53 50 47 45 43 41 40  
RH..............64 66 66 73 75 72 72 69 69 71 74 77  
20 FT WIND DIR..W W W W W NW N N N N N N  
20 FT WIND SPD..8 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6  
20 FT WIND GUST.12 10 10 10 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 7  
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.8 2.9 2.5 1.8 1.2 0.8  
MX HT MSL (KFT).2.8 2.7 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.8 2.9 2.5 1.8 1.2 0.8  
MIX HGT (KM)....0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.2  
TRANSP WIND DIR.SW SW W W W W NW N N N N N  
TRANSP WIND SPD.23 22 21 18 18 21 23 24 22 18 15 13  
TRANS WIND DIR..SW SW W W W W NW N N N N N  
TRANS SPD (M/S).10 10 9 8 8 9 10 11 10 8 7 6  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
TIME (CDT) 6 AM 9 AM NOON 3 PM  
SKY (%).........1 4 8 7  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
CWR.............10 0 0 0  
CHC OF PCPN (%).10 0 0 0  
TEMP............46 51 58 61  
DEWPOINT........39 36 35 35  
RH..............76 56 42 38  
20 FT WIND......N 6G7 N 8G12 N 9G13 N 9G13  
MIX HGT (FT)....600 2900 4700 5000  
MX HT MSL (FT)..600 2900 4700 5000  
MIX HGT (M).....180 880 1430 1520  
TRANSPORT WIND..NW 10 N 15 N 16 N 14  
TRAN WIND (M/S).NW 4 N 7 N 7 N 6  
 

 
FORECASTER...BRANDA  
REQUESTED BY...MARGIE BURRELL  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1806924.1/MEG  
.DELDT 04/18/18  
 
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